Agronomy Hub


Then, now, and tomorrow of Australian pastures

Australia has a rich history of breeding and development in temperate pasture species. From early European settlement, the demand for more productive pasture species has led to a change from the native grasses that were dominant in the landscape to introduced temperate and tropical pasture species for southern Australia.

Oversowing revives old pastures

If you have gone through a dry summer, and have continuously grazed with stock, you may find that once the autumn rains come your pastures have lost some density. If there is between 50- 70% plant density you could consider reinvigorating an old pasture by oversowing it. However, if the pasture density is below 50%

2022 the year to plan a bumper winter feed wedge

In 2022, many farmers are seeing a good start to the season. For pasture producers, this is a perfect opportunity to renovate tired paddocks which have been overgrazed in the past few years or have just run their course. Are your pastures producing less than 6T/ha of dry matter per year in non-irrigated areas or

Sowing Guides

At Valley seeds we strive to support our products beyond the bag by providing technical advice on how to best establish and manage pasture swards and forage crops.

Our Agronomy Hub contains the following sowing guides provide in-depth information on each species-specific requirements for a successful establishment.

Research And Development

Valley Seeds is one of our nation’s largest commercial plant breeders.

Finding answers to farmers’ questions is what the agronomy team does best.

Significant capital investment into the Research & development (R&D) program means there is a continual, constant commitment to finding new and unique ways to breed, trial, and test the very best pasture for Australian farmers.