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A Standard Contract for the Pasture Seeds Industry
Summary The project will review existing pasture seed growing/production contracts, draft a standard contract for production of growing seeds and consult with stake holders regarding the final draft of the contract.

Once the contract has been finalised the project will produce both a grower's guide to using the contract and teaching materials for presentation at industry functions on how the contract works. It is also expected that at least one peer reviewed article will be published as a result of this project and that industry media will be kept informed of the progress of the project.

We have not applied for funding to attend industry functions to explain the contract but A/Professor Reynolds will be available to attend such functions if invited and will also speak to the media regarding the standard contract.
Program Pasture Seeds
Research organisation University of Technology, Sydney
Objective summary The object of this project is to produce, publish and distribute a standard contract for pasture seed growers producing pasture seed under vertical contracts which have emerged as a result of the introduction of plant breeder's rights and changed market relationships in that industry.

Major outcomes: 1. A standard contract for growing pasture seeds 2. Pamphlet on how to use standard contract 3. Teaching materials for presenting standard contract at industry fora.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Monday, July 27, 2009
Project completion date Monday, February 11, 2013
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Advanced Technology
RIRDC goal PSE-Production and processing efficiency and improved sustainability
Principal researcher Rocque Reynolds
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Nick Pappas