|08:30 AM||Pick-up from Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre|
|09:00 AM||Plant & Food Research, Lincoln|
|11:00 AM||Birkett Farming Limited|
|12:45 PM||Farmers Corner - LUNCH|
|02:45 PM||South Island Seed Dressing|
|04:30 PM||Travel back to Christchurch|
|06:00 PM||Arrive at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre|
Plant & Food Research is a Crown Research Institute that uses world-leading science to improve the way we grow, fish, harvest, prepare and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world’s most sustainable systems.
As part of using science to create a smart green future we’re focused on new fruits, better grains, smarter use of chemicals, stronger biosecurity, higher yields, exciting foods, great nutrition and reduced waste. Our Lincoln site, based just outside of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand is home to 186 staff and a 176 hectare arable research farm. Key crops that are part of research at the Lincoln site include cereals, forage brassica and vegetables.
More Info: https://www.plantandfood.com/en-nz/
South Island Seed Dressing and Storage Company are a 3rd generation Family-owned local business who have over 30 years’ experience providing seed services to the arable industry. They process a large range of seeds with around 80% destined for export markets across the globe. SISD specialise in export quality processing of Brassicas, Vegetables, Grasses, Pulses, Cereals, Clovers, and Oilseeds.
They offer all services to seed, including drying, storage, specialist processing, treatment, packaging, testing, container loading and transportation. There is a sister company to SISD. Tasmanian Seed Dressing & Storage Company, based in Launceston, Tasmania which also specialises in the same processes and mostly the same seeds.
More Info: www.siseed.co.nz