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New general manager appointed

Posted by on 17 June 2013

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John Stewart has been appointed as General Manager - PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia

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Agria and PGG Wrightson to Develop High-Profile Agri-Tech Showcase

Posted by on 4 December 2012

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Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria") and PGG Wrightson (NZSE: PGW) ("PGW") today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with China's Administrative Authority for Yangling Agricultural High-Tech Industries Demonstration Zone. The Companies will develop a high-profile agriculture showcase under the name, The China Yangling -...

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PGG Wrightson gets govt backing in $14.6m seeds research

Posted by Paul McBeth, National Business Review on 5 October 2012

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Primary Industries Minister David Carter (BusinessDesk) PGG Wrightson, the New Zealand rural services group controlled by China's Agria, has won government backing for a $14.6 million research programme that aims to improve seed quality and plant species.

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Agriculture Under Pressure

Posted by on 30 March 2012

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At its core, PGG Wrightson Seeds' work is tackling the food security crisis by producing cultivars that produce more feed in a range of climatic conditions through a more efficient use of natural and introduced farming inputs.

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Endophytes an important part of persistence equation

Posted by Rob Salmon, Product Development Manager, PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia on 30 January 2012

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Endophytes an important part of persistence equationThe ease with which perennial ryegrass is grown; its productivity and its high nutritive value have contributed to perennial ryegrass being the most commonly sown grass species in Australia’s temperate zone pastures.Yet despite its prevalence, one of the greatest challenges facing plant breeders is...

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PGG Wrightson Seeds Cultivates China Presence

Posted by on 13 October 2011

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PGG Wrightson – the parent company of PGG Wrightson Seeds is to establish a Beijing representative office to help trade between New Zealand and China. The Beijing representative office will cultivate revenue and profit-generating business for PGG Wrightson in China, the company said in a statement released through the NZX. ...

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International Award for New Grass that Helps Make Airports Safer and Sports Grounds Cleaner

Posted by on 13 August 2011

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As airport managers know, bird populations are dangerous to aircraft and sometimes cause damage and disruption where flock numbers are high. Plus, as turf managers and sportsground managers around Australia also know, birds can and do cause damage to precious surfaces when fouled by birds such as ducks and geese.It’s...

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Partnership with Tintinara Seeds

Posted by on 28 May 2011

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PGG Wrightson Seeds has entered a partnership with Tintinara Seeds in South Australia. Tintinara Seeds is a well-known South Australian lucerne and other small seed exporting business, based in Tintinara. It has been procuring and trading seed for many years in the region under its principal Rob Sanders.PGG Wrightson Seeds...

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PGG Wrightson Seeds Continues Expansion in Australia

Posted by on 23 April 2011

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PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia purchased the assets of Southedge Seeds in May, 2011.Steven Carden, General Manager of PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia (“PGW Seeds Australia”) said the purchase would extend the growth of the company’s operations in Australia, where PGG Wrightson Seeds have been established for almost 75 years.

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Pristine Welcomes Alliance with PGG Wrightson Seeds

Posted by on 3 December 2010

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Following the purchase of the assets of Keith Seeds Pty Ltd by PGG Wrightson Seeds Australia Ltd, leading pasture and forage legume variety breeder Pristine Forage Technologies has announced that it has assigned the exclusive licenses to its varieties previously held by Keith Seeds direct to PGG Wrightson Seeds.

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