We are a Research & Development Company.
Our philosophy is to stimulate change and make the biggest possible difference to world food production. Through deploying the best non-chemical weed control technology possible, to as many farmers as possible, as soon as possible and as economically as possible.
We believe in cyclic improvement in on-farm solution by combining engineering, science and feedback to continuously work towards better outcomes for farmers. At Seed Terminator we do things differently, if our solution isn't working within your unique farming conditions we want to know why so we can work together towards a solution that does work. You don't just buy a Seed Terminator you enter into a Research Partnership with a platform that accepts ever improving and tailored mill technology.
To date all research and development activities have been privately funded and our policy is to continue this program and to reinvest profits back into Research and Development. Each prototype is being trialed in the field with experienced partners under appropriate Research & Development and Commercial agreements.
Lab testing is an important part of our cyclic improvement. Technology development testing has been completed with the University of Adelaide on Gen 1 in August 2016 and Gen 2 March 2018 as well as independent research through SAGIT with Trengrove consulting from March 2017 to September 2018.
South Australian Grains Industry Trust funded research conducted by Trengove Consulting in 2017 found ryegrass weed seed kill was 93% at 2250 rpm and increased to 98% or greater at normal operating speeds (2500–3000 rpm). Results also showed than 99% control of several other species including wild radish, brome grass,wild oat, bifora, bedstraw and tares and increasing chaff flow rate (harvest rate) did not reduce control of these species.
98% Kill Performance
The Weed Science Research Group, a part of the University of Adelaide confirmed that Seed Terminator could consistently reduce germination of Annual Ryegrass by 98% compared to a control sample.
Associate Professor Chris Preston, Geoff Philips, Dr Nick Berry, Associate Professor Gurjeet Gill, PhD Candidate David Brunton, Graduate engineer Keagan Grant