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
Happy New Year!
It has already been an interesting start to the year with widespread rainfall across most of the country with some regions already exceeding their monthly rainfall. While we won't say no to rain, the rain has also fallen over our seed production areas. Whilst not ideal, this hasn't had a large impact and we are set overall for a great autumn to provide you with the best quality pasture seed.
Have you subscribed to our monthly newsletter? In this month's edition we have some relevant topics including the importance of endophytes in ryegrass, particularly this time of year during summer after a rainfall event when we associate endophyte with ryegrass staggers. This article explains the different types of endophyte and the role they play with both the plant and animal which is significant.
Hummer Tall Fescue is an exciting new soft leaved summer active tall fescue that is redefining the tall fescue market and areas fescues are grown.
Savvy Cocksfoot is a new leading soft leaved cocksfoot from Agricom which is showing some exciting benefits and last but not least an article on Agricom's new Italian ryegrass varieties Knight and Thumpa. Both of these varieties are suited to an early autumn sowing to provide a large amount of early autumn and winter feed then provide excellent quality feed during spring.
Sungold Field Days
11-13 February 2015, Allansford VIC
Wimmera Machinery Field Days
3-5 March 2015, Horsham VIC
South East Field Days
20-21 March 2015, Lucindale VIC
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
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