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 and South East of South Australia. Our advisers only recommend products that have been proven in Australia, particularly in Victoria 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 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 and South East South Australia via an extensive network of rural stores. However our well known advisers provide extensive technical advice direct to farmers.
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Recent events have seen flooding rains in many coastal regions, while inland regions such as southern NSW, are still waiting for the true autumn break to occur.
As we move into the latter stages of autumn the planting window for many early pastures and crop options such as canola, lupins and faba beans has passed. These crops need further rain to consolidate establishment and yield potential.
Growers in the drier areas are fortunate that there are many suitable crop and pasture species options with suitable varieties for each species that can be sown through late May and June.
Main season, grain-only spring wheats and barleys are available for all regions that suit later planting windows and still have maximum yeild potential. Prime hard wheat varieties, durum wheat and malting barleys can offer good financial returns depending on price premiums available at harvest or post-harvest depending on on-farm storage and warehousing options. Chickpeas and field peas are excellent late season pulse options that also provide break-crop disease control benefits as well as nitrogen input.
In many lower rainfall cropping regions, where cover crops of wheat and barley are used for pasture establishment, lucerne is still the best option with companion species such as short season sub clover and medics.
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