FARMERS have lost a bid for compensation in a long running court case over the alleged contamination of sorghum with seed from the noxious weed shattercane.
The class action – Mallonland and ME and JL Nitschke versus Advanta Seeds – related to Advanta’s MR43 sorghum seed planted in Queensland and Northern NSW between 2010 and 2014.
Shattercane is an invasive weed that can be extremely difficult to eradicate once it becomes established.
Queensland’s Supreme Court today ruled in favour of Advanta Seeds.
However, Creevey Russell Lawyers’ principal Dan Creevey said farmers would appeal the decision.
Advanta Seeds managing director Barry Croker said his company was pleased with the decision, in a statement to Queensland Country Life.