Innovative Pasture and Forage Plant Breeding for Better On Farm Results


Cropmark Seeds trials

When you choose Cropmark’s pasture and forage varieties, your farm's performance benefits. Cropmark's plant breeding team has an unrivalled record of consistently developing highest performing forage and pasture varieties.


Based at Darfield in Canterbury, the plant breeding programme is one of the most extensive, innovative and professional breeding programmes being run anywhere in the world.

What we breed:
  • Perennial and Hybrid Ryegrass
  • Italian and Annual Ryegrass
  • Festuloliums (inter-species crosses)
  • Cocksfoot
  • Tall Fescue
  • Meadow fescue
  • Clovers
  • Forage brassicas
  • Forage herbs
The programme emphasis is on delivering inter-species crosses that capitalize on the best traits of each parent plant species, and include a range of crosses of perennial ryegrass, Italian ryegrass, meadow fescue and tall fescue.

Cropmark’s unique varieties are bred with the emphasis on delivering improved yield, higher nutritional values and disease resistance, coupled with the ability to provide more quality forage when most needed.

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