Class action call for shatter-cane-affected sorghum growers
LEADING Queensland legal firm Creevey Russell Lawyers is investigating a class action on behalf of sorghum growers impacted by the aggressive shatter-cane weed produced by contaminated seeds.
Creevey Russell principal Dan Creevey said shatter-cane grew rapidly and competed aggressively with crop plants, significantly reducing yield, quality and value of seed.
“Creevey Russell Lawyers are presently investigating a class action for growers affected by this problem,” Mr Creevey said.
“Australia’s agricultural industry earns more than $155 billion-a-year but certain sectors of the industry could be under significant threat due to contaminated seeds.
“Contaminated seeds can carry disease, produce low grade harvests, which may also in turn produce sterile seeds if contaminated with weed seed.
“The contaminated seed can be resistant to pesticides and normal processes of crop control.”
Mr Creevey said Creevey Russell Lawyers were keen to meet with sorghum growers impacted by shatter-cane.
“If shatter-cane is costing you time and money to control and you are concerned about the financial impact on you and the value of your property then Creevey Russell Lawyers are here to assist,” he said.
“If you purchased seed contaminated with shatter-cane seed then you may have a claim to financial compensation.
“If you believe that your property may be affected by seed that has been contaminated, please contact Creevey Russell Lawyers for a no obligation discussion on your concerns.
“Our rural property law team have a wide experience in advising primary producers”.