Welcome to The New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association (NZGSTA)

2024 Annual Conference

4th & 5th November 2024. Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch

Registration Open 2024

The New Zealand Grain & Seed Trade Association (NZGSTA) exists to foster the business environment for its members. NZGSTA members not only breed seed, but also research, produce, process and market the nation’s grain and seed outputs. This involves both importing and exporting.

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NZGSTA launches Industry Facts

The NZGSTA has developed an A4 fact sheet on the vital importance of the seed sector to NZ’s economy. The objective of the flyer is to present some quick figures in a user-friendly/readable way.

The fact sheet is available on the NZGSTA website, which we encourage our members to share.

Click on the link below for the full flyer.

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NZGSTA Statement of Purpose February 2024

NZGSTA Statement of Purpose – Feb 2024

NZGSTA Sponsors

The NZ Grain & Seed Trade Association thank our sponsors for their generosity.

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Upcoming Events

Seed Sampling & Phytosanitary Inspection Training Course

Date: 8th & 9th May

Location: Seed Industry Office

AsureQuality is holding a two day Seed Sampling & Phytosanitary Inspection training course.  The course will benefit anyone wanting to become an authorised seed sampling officer and understand Phytosanitary requirements.

  • Two Day Seed Sampling and Phytosanitary Inspection Course: $890 + GST per person
  • Seed Sampling Course (Day 1 only): $575 + GST per person
  • Phytosanitary Inspection Course (Day 2 only): $330 + GST per person

Please register early as spaces are limited.

Annual Golf Tournament

Date: Thursday 16th May 2024

Location: Tinwald Golf Club

Registrations are open for the Industry Golf Day.

2024 Golf Entry Form

2024 Golf Poster

Women in Seed Forum 2024

Date: Tuesday 21st May 2024

Location: Chateau on the Park, Christchurch

Registrations are open.

We look forward to seeing you all.

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Grains & Pulses Forum

Date: Thursday 20th June 2024

Location: Hotel Ashburton

Details to follow.

Lincoln University Seed Technology Short Course

Date: 17th June 2024 - 4th July 2024

Location: Lincoln University

Starting 17th – 4th July. Topics include seed quality assurance; current issues in seed production; seed drying & storage; organic seed production and strategies for plant protection. For further information on course content or registration please contact john.hampton@lincoln.ac.nz

Plant Breeders Forum

Date: 30th July 2024

Location: Commodore Airport Hotel

New Zealand Plant Breeding  Research Association will be hosting a Plant Breeders forum.

More details to follow.

Services to Seed Forum

Date: August 2024

Location: tbc

Details to come.

Arable Awards of New Zealand

Date: Thursday 15th August 2024

Location: Wigram Air Force Museum

Save the Date

More details to follow

NZGSTA Annual Conference

Date: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th November 2024

Location: Te Pae Convention Centre, Christchurch

Details announced in 2024.

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