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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With dry conditions continuing across northern NSW and Queensland and reductions in irrigation allocations, growers are looking for soaking rains to re-build soil moisture profiles and fill water storages to allow summer crop options to proceed.
The southern states have experienced a dry and resonably mild late winter. This has led to earlier spring plantings and well established pastures have provided a large amount of feed.
Extremely dry conditions continue to impact heavily on livestock producers with little to no pasture feed available, poor water supplies and depleted fodder resources, including the availability of fodder to purchase. The ability to produce quick forage will be a priority when it rains.
Soil temperatures have the biggest influence on the sowing times for different crops.
In central and southern regions where conditions are more favourable, millet/herb mixes will be popular with lamb and beef producers aiming to provide high quality summer forages when annual pastures have senesced.
With many northern paddocks fallowed due to winter crops not being planted, maize, soybeans, grain sorghum, sunflowers, mungbean and soybean are summer cash crop options depending on suitable rainfall being recieved. Other factors influencing planting intentions include rotation requirements and forecast commodity prices.
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