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
As the main winter crop planting season approaches pastures are recieving greater recognition for the key role they play in the various cropping rotations. Pastures can range from one year high density legumes, used for nitrogen input and weed control, to pasture phases lasting 5-8 years where livestock are part of the enterprise mix.
Environment and soil types have a major influence on the types of pastures planted and all the component species of those pastures. Different pasture species include legumes such as clover, lucerne known as the "King of Fodders" and is the main perennial legume used in most cropping rotations. To even longer term pastures from ryegrass to cocksfoot and fescue to name a few.
Farmworld Field Days
26-29 March 2015, Warragul VIC
East Gippsland Field Days
9-10 May 2015, Bairnsdale VIC
7-9 May 2015, Tasmania TAS
3-4 August 2015, Hamilton VIC
Henty Field Days
22 - 24 September 2015, Henty NSW
South Gippsland Dairy Expo
23-24 September 2015, Korrumburra VIC
Elmore Field Days
6-8 October 2015, Elmore VIC