Stephen Pasture Seeds - Research and Advice With On-Farm Results For Over 55 YearsEstablished in 1957, Stephen Pasture Seeds have created an enviable reputation of trust by providing unbiased advice to rural stores and farmers.
Stephen Pasture Seeds possesses one of the most experienced team of pasture seed technical advisers in Victoria, Tasmania and South East of South Australia. Our advisers only recommend products that have been proven in Australia, particularly in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australian conditions. Stephen Pasture Seeds have invested heavily in research including trial sites to support retailers and their farming clientele.
We stock the largest range of temperate grasses in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and are major distributors for most Australian and many overseas seed companies including Agricom, TasGlobal Seeds, Vic Seeds, Seed Genetics International, Cropmark Seeds, Heritage Seeds, Pacific Seeds and PGG Wrightson Seeds. We really are the 'One Stop Shop'. When purchasing seed SPS follow a strict quality control system, ensuring the end user receives the best quality seed we can provide.
Stephen Pasture Seeds modern mixing and seed coating facility provides assistance in supplying the highest quality product to help farmers achieve their production outcomes.
Our products are distributed and supplied throughout Victoria, Tasmania and South East South Australia via an extensive network of rural stores. However our well known advisers provide extensive technical advice direct to farmers.
For more information on any of the products and information featured please don't hesitate to contact the friendly team at Stephen Pasture Seeds.
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Climate variability is well and truly being demonstrated with record June rainfall recordings in many areas (the highest in over 50 years) resulting in crop and pasture management plans being turned upside down. The demand for helicopters to carry out simple operations like insect control on newly sown crops and pastures has demonstrated the value of seed treatments as part of well thought out management plans.
On farm hay and other fodder supplies are being rapidly depleted and wet winter conditions are making it challenging to bring in outside fodder. Despite these challenges there are many late winter/spring options available to producers to provide quick forage and look for silage and haymaking opportunities later in the season.
Forage herbs and brassicas offer many spring sowing options either as stand-alone forages, or in combination with annual ryegrasses, quick maturing cereals or an array of annual clovers. These options are not dependent on soil temperatures that restrict the sowing of other forages such as millets and sorghums at this time of year.
Maize is essential to many dairy and beef feedlot operations. The introduction of Corson Maize Seed varieties into Australia offers these dairy and feedlot operations the chance to compare new genetics with their currently grown dual purpose type maize varieties.
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