Seed Research

Pasture First Research and Pasture First Research Australia has extensive experience and expertise in running pasture, cereal and forage crop seed pasture evaluation trials.

In New Zealand, Pasture First Research are running seed evaluation trials throughout the North and South Islands, on a range of plant species. Past and present species trailed include:

  • Perennial, Italian and Annual Ryegrass
  • Cocksfoot
  • White Clover
  • Annual Clover
  • Lotus
  • Chicory
  • Plantain
  • Maize
  • Forage Brassicas
  • Fodder Beet
  • Cereals


Past and present clients include leading agricultural institutes such as DairyNZ, Lincoln University, Grasslanz Technology, and the NZPBRA (NFVT trials) as well as a range of private seed companies.

In Australia, Pasture First Research Australia is heavily involved in the Australian Pasture Trial Variety Network. From 2013 -2015 Pasture First was the auditor for the Australia Pasture Trial Variety Network, conducting over 200 individual trial audits over 37 individual locations throughout Australia. Pasture First’s role as auditor for the PVTN/PTN trials highlights our expertise and experience in running and managing high quality pasture evaluation trials that are run to the highest standard.

Pasture First Research Australia are now also conducting a range of pasture field trials for the Pasture Trial Network in Australia, as well as for other industry companies.

If your company requires scientific and independent field research trials conducted on pasture, forage crop or cereal seed varieties, please do not hesitate to contact us.