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
Climate variability is well and truly being demonstrated with record June rainfall recordings in many areas (the highest in over 50 years) resulting in crop and pasture management plans being turned upside down. The demand for helicopters to carry out simple operations like insect control on newly sown crops and pastures has demonstrated the value of seed treatments as part of well thought out management plans.
On farm hay and other fodder supplies are being rapidly depleted and wet winter conditions are making it challenging to bring in outside fodder. Despite these challenges there are many late winter/spring options available to producers to provide quick forage and look for silage and haymaking opportunities later in the season.
Forage herbs and brassicas offer many spring sowing options either as stand-alone forages, or in combination with annual ryegrasses, quick maturing cereals or an array of annual clovers. These options are not dependent on soil temperatures that restrict the sowing of other forages such as millets and sorghums at this time of year.
Maize is essential to many dairy and beef feedlot operations. The introduction of Corson Maize Seed varieties into Australia offers these dairy and feedlot operations the chance to compare new genetics with their currently grown dual purpose type maize varieties.
1-2 August 2016, Hamilton VIC
Henty Field Days
20-22 September 2016, Henty VIC
South Gippsland Dairy Expo
28-29 September 2016, Korrumburra VIC
Elmore Field Days
4-6 October 2016, Elmore VIC