A Standard Contract for the Pasture Seeds Industry


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.


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.

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Project Start Date

Monday, July 27, 2009

Project Completion Date

Monday, February 11, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

PSE-Production and processing efficiency and profitability


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