AgriVentis Technologies was formed to house a large and diversified range of seed lines and Germplasms, which has been bred or acquired over a 25 year period.AgriVentis now has over 260 seed lines, ranging from Pulses, Oil Seed, Grains, and a substantial Spice line, all at various stages of development.
We have invested heavily in R&D and numerous field trials, to bring together a number of commercially ready varieties, these will be releasing over the coming seasons. The quest for higher-yielding, more resilient, higher-value traits, disease tolerance products and services is never ending. Our research has helped growers understand our mission to provide quality and consistent results on average and we will continue to bring new genetics and testing to new heights.
When working with AgriVentis, you are partnering with a local Australian brand, with the support and backing of our global partners bringing stability, growth and numerous resources, to expand our network and operations across this great continent, reaching our global markets.
AgriVentis looks forward bringing new innovation to our agents and grower network, offering a new range of commodities and products, soon to be launched over the coming months & years. We look forward building and forging new relationships as we contribute and improve the Agriculture foundation of Australia.
The term ‘pulse’, as used by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is reserved forcrops harvested solely for the dry seed. These crops are primarily legumes, which are grown for humanconsumption, livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure.Legumes are notable in that most of them have symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in structures called rootnodules. For that reason, they play a key role in crop rotation, which is vital for increased yield andreduced costs.Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupin bean, mesquite, carob, soybeans,peanuts and tamarind.There is high and growing demand for pulse crops in the very large Asian markets including India and Pakistan. AgriV̂entis Technologies is establishing distribution agents in these markets.On the supply side, farmers are attracted to the profitability and soil benefits of chickpeas and there is anappetite to grow more. AgriV̂entis Technologies has the exclusive commercialisation rights for eightcultivars, with more to be released.
BRASSICA (MUSTARD) CROPS
Brassica is a genus of plants in the mustard family, the (Brassicaceae). The members of the genus are informally known as cruciferous vegetables, cabbages, or mustard plants. Mustard seed is similar to canola oil seed, however it is more drought resistant and is an excellent rotation crop with wheat because of its biofumigant benefits from a high content of glucosinolates. This controls cereal root diseases, while the crop itself yields oil that is in demand abroad, and meal suitable as a stockfeed supplement. Common wasabi comprises glucosinolate. AgriV̂entis Technologies’ variety of mustard seed has been developed in partnership with the University of Sydney. This variety can grow in more arid conditions than canola and contains higher levels of AITCs (in particular glucosinolate and uric acid) that AgriV̂entis Technologies can extract and supply to the food flavouring, pharmaceutical and pest control markets, as well as obtaining conventional products such as vegetable oil and protein meal for animal feed.
DRYLAND NATIVE RICE
AgriV̂entis Technologies has been aggressively involved in research projects looking into the potential to develop a dryland rice-growing industry in Northern and Central Australia. Some varieties have recorded yields of 6- to 8-tonnes per hectare under dryland conditions, relying solely on rainfall. Water quantity and quality are among the major constraints in expanding Asia’s rice crop to feed the world’s increasing population. AgriV̂entis Technologies’ variety of dryland rice (being developed with the University of Central Queensland) promises to deliver more than twice the yield per megalitre of water than current paddy rice varieties, while retaining a high resistance to diseases such as rice blast. Research has led to development of an exceptional root architecture, with some strains growing to three metres. The characteristics are unique and registered to AgriV̂entis Technologies. They have enormous potential for AgriV̂entis Technologies in royalty and licensing fees in Australia and internationally. These strains are to be commercialised and will now allow many more millions of hectares of land to be utilised without dependence on heavy water use and/or water allocations.
DROUGHT TOLERANT SOYBEANS
Soy beans are commonly the highest protein-producing cereal/pulse. They are consumed as a straight protein, tofu and soy milk, and many other protein foods and supplements. Unfortunately, soy beans are among the highest users of water. In Australia, through strain selection, we have developed and bred a more robust and drought tolerant soy bean; which can be grown in areas and soils, which would not be normally be considered to grow this high protein crop. Most industry reviews over recent years agree there is significant potential for the soy industry to expand. Soy beans have been identified as being of value as a rotation crop in total farm productivity systems and there is growing interest in soy foods in Asian and other international markets. This leads to strong domestic and export opportunities. All of our developed strains of this soy bean portfolio have been bred naturally and are not a product of genetic modification. They have been derived and bred from three separate suites of strains, originally gifted from Bangladeshi material, the United States and Australian bred stocks.
AgriVentis Technologies is now the only commercial Black Sesame Seed grower in Australia. With the first Black sesame crops successfully growing through extreme conditions it is becoming evident that the coming seasons will only produce greater quality with higher tolerances to extreme weather conditions. Currently 100% of Black Sesame Seed is imported into Australia and with the surge of it use in everything from bread rolls through to ice cream the demand for this little seed is growing beyond all expectation. We believe the Black Sesame Seed market will continue this strong trend now and into the future both in Australia and abroad.
AgriVentis Technologies is focused on breeding and delivering sought after Mung Bean varieties that fit the growing window in Australia and the quality parameters of the World market. Our Mungbean Varieties are Large ,Green, Shiny types that are highly desired by all major traders. The seed is very uniform in size, making it suitable for both Cooking and Sprouting. Our varieties have good standability and uniform plant height. They are performing well in both Dryland and Irrigated Farming Systems. Our varieties can handle the harsh climate of the Australian growing season while maintaining quality.