HSR Seeds has been pioneering research and development in Australian agriculture for generations. We're one of the nation's leading producers of hybrid grain sorghum, forage sorghum, sunflower, popcorn, and sweet corn seed.
Our company owners and directors were involved in the earliest trials conducted on hybrid seed in Queensland in the late 1950's. Despite competing with multinational corporations, we're proud to say that we are Australian owned. Our developments in hybrid seed are helping other Australians to grow better crops, enhancing our nation's reputation for quality produce worldwide.
We aim to be easy to deal with, and our message for all our customers is that the proof is in the paddock
HSR Seeds is one of the nation's leading researchers, producers and marketers of hybrid grain sorghum forage sorghum, sunflower, maize, popcorn, and sweet corn seed.
HSR Seeds was formed by the merger of Hylan Seeds and Snowy River Seeds in January 2007. These two independent businesses had been competing for many years in the Australian market against international chemical companies, and could both see the real value of combining resources to develop a better range of varieties that would be aimed solely at the needs of Australian farmers. Snowy River Seeds was also one of the major Sweet Corn companies competing in the global market.
Our company owners and directors were involved in the earliest trials conducted on hybrid seed in Queensland in the late 1950's, and we have a wide breadth of practical management and farming skills spread across the company.
Despite competing with multinational corporations, we're proud to say that we remain Australian owned. Our developments in hybrid seed are helping other Australians to grow better crops, enhancing our nation's reputation for quality produce worldwide.
Our goal is to be a significant player in the summer cropping market in Australia and in the Global sweetcorn industry - we are focused only on hybrid summer crops, and not distracted by any winter cropping involvement.
Our People and our Products are our strength; we are focused on developing dependable varieties that drive real and sustainable profit advantages for our customers. We are a unique and compact company. This means we promote short communication lines between our customers and us, and this provides real market focus. We listen to our customers with intent to understand their challenges and issues they are dealing with. Our heart is in the paddock.
The underlying strength in our business is our dedicated enthusiastic team of people, with a great mix of young enthusiasm and old wise heads, we work hard to achieve our goals. When we say people, we mean everyone from suppliers and staff to customers and shareholders, without them we have nothing. They are the reason we get up in the morning. We pledge that we will never lose sight of that."
HSR Seed's hands-on, down to earth research and development into new hybrid seeds has made a significant impact on the Australian summer cropping industries for decades. We carry out the majority of our initial research and trial work at the HSR Seeds Research Stations at Durong and the Lockyer Valley in Queensland, and Orbost in Victoria. Tests on more promising varieties are then carried out at numerous trial sites on properties throughout the summer cropping areas of Australia, under a vast range of environments and growing conditions. We continue to constantly monitor plant breeding institutes worldwide to source quality genetic material that we can work with to develop new exclusive varieties, with superior traits to what is currently available
Our Research and Development programmes are aimed at a number of important agronomic characteristics apart from just yield potential. We are targeted at you achieving yield protection and harvest security. Our goal is to bring you new high yielding varieties that can better withstand the challenges thrown at them by our uncertain farming conditions.
State Of The Art Production Once our hybrid crops have ripened, strict procedures are followed to prevent the new hybrid seed from becoming contaminated.
From paddock to package - right through each one of the stages of harvesting, storage, transport, cleaning, treating and packaging - all our equipment is scrupulously cleaned before each line is processed.
Our seed products are then graded and packaged at our facilities in Wondai and Orbost before commercial release. Sampling and testing is carried out at all stages as part of our strict quality control program. You can see this data displayed on each bag of HSR Seeds product
There are lots of ways to find out more about HSR Seeds and our products:
Pick up a brochure from your local HSR Seeds agent or download one in PDF format. We release new brochures each season with information about all the different products we have available.
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