ABOUT SPSWelcome to the Stephen Pasture Seeds virtual world. We are proud to have provided unbiased advice and the highest quality seed to the rural industry since 1957.
We offer a vast range of Australian researched products to suit all farming enterprises including ryegrasses, lucerne, clovers, brassicas, herbs, custom pasture blends and even lawn and bird seed.
You name it we have it and via our extensive network of rural stores we are your One Stop Seed Shop.
We are proud to continue our family business heritage with focus on customer service and our proud rural industry credentials.
Technical LeadershipStephen Pasture Seeds (SPS) has one of the most experienced team of pasture seed technical advisers in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
We continue our commitment to providing the best independent technical advice and the highest quality seed available to enable farmers to achieve their production requirements weather can affect pasture production, but seed selection or quality should not.
To assist your technical analysis our website includes a description, features and photos of our vast product range.
We enjoy assisting rural people in their business endeavours by providing the seeds of prosperity. Please utilise the contact section of this website or ring our experienced technical advisers on 03 5335 8055, we are only too happy to help.
Integrity and ResearchOur advisers only recommend products that have been proven in Australia and more specifically in Victorian and South Australian conditions. This feature is supported by ongoing investment in the research of seed breeding and seed treatment.
Our commitment to whats on the tag is in the bag is supported by membership and hence compliance with the Australian Seed Federation codes of practice for marketing and seed treatment.
Our investment in seed treatment and mixing facilities further adds value in supplying the highest quality products to farmers.
We aim to provide the best advice and products to deliver the seeds of prosperity to your business endeavours.
Regards & Best Wishes
The team at Stephen Pasture Seeds
With the winter upon us now is the critical time to manage your pastures effectively to get the most out of paddocks when pasture growth rates are slow. Some can begin planning for paddocks that are suitable for silage in September/October and even nitrogen applications if soil moisture is not too high. If experiencing very wet paddocks, if possible sacrifice some paddocks to get pugged more than others, giving other paddocks more of a spell so they can recover quickly as growth rates increase.
With paddock management in mind now is a good time to think about what you may like to sow early spring. Tonic plantain or Winfred forage brassica are two popular and successful products that have been successful in an early spring sowing in southern regions.
For more information please call us at Stephen Pasture Seeds or come and see us at our next field day, 'Sheepvention' Hamilton, Victoria 4-5 August.
4-5 August 2014, Hamilton VIC
Elmore Field Days
7-9 October 2014, Elmore VIC