Pasture Seeds

Program Overview

Overview

The RIRDC Pasture Seeds Program aims to maximise opportunities and minimise risks for a profitable and sustainable pasture seeds industry based on reputation for reliable supply, domestically and internationally, for a range of quality pasture species.

The program is funded by statutory levies paid by pasture seed industry participants. This levy revenue is matched on a dollar for dollar basis by the Australian Government up to 0.5 per cent of GVP of farm production.

R&D investments are guided by the RIRDC Pasture Seeds R&D Advisory Committee and follow the strategic direction laid out in the Pastures Seeds Five-Year R&D Plan 2013-2018.

Program Aim

To invest in prioritised research, development and extension (RD&E) that maximises the opportunities and minimise the risks for a profitable and environmentally sustainable temperate pasture seed industry, and that creates a domestic and global demand from this reputation.



R&D Plan

The Rural Industries R&D Corporation’s Pasture Seeds Five-Year R&D Plan 2013-2018 has five main objectives:

  • industry communication and capacity building;
  • improved seed production and processing technologies;
  • environmentally sustainable seed production systems;
  • monitor, evaluate and adopt emerging sciences and technologies; and
  • develop new pasture seed products, markets and farm systems.

The Pasture Seeds Program is overseen by the Pasture Seeds R&D Advisory Committee.  Its primary focus is on those pasture seeds which are levied to fund the program.

The Plan aims to deliver on the vision for the future, shared by the industry, RIRDC and the research community, for a profitable and sustainable pasture seeds industry based on a reputation for the reliable supply, domestically and internationally, of a range of pasture species.

Key contacts and links

RIRDC Senior Program Manager

Dr Dave Alden
Ph: 02 6271 4128
Email: dave.alden@rirdc.gov.au


 

RIRDC Program Coordinator

Alison Robb
Ph: 02 6271 4188
Email: alison.robb@rirdc.gov.au

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All of RIRDC's current pasture seeds research projects appear here. Click on a project name for more information about that project.

Completed projects

All pasture seeds research projects completed by RIRDC appear here. Click on a project name for more information about that project.

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