527 Old Renwick Road, Blenheim 7272

+64 3 578 0468

Marlborough owned and operated - Grain and Seed Merchants


Kiwi Seed was established in 1989. The intention being to establish a Marlborough owned Grain and Seed Company offering independent advice and product options to the farming community.

Since that time a processing plant and retail outlet have been added to the business and 14 full time staff are employed to service our large client base, both Urban and Rural.

Marlborough land use has changed dramatically in 20 years with vineyard conversion changing the face of the landscape. Kiwi Seed has adapted and diversified into new markets and by holding true to its ideals has been able to prosper by concentrating on the needs of our farming and farm lifestyle customers.

The diversified nature of our business has enabled Kiwi Seed to become a one-stop shop for Lifestylers and Farm managers alike.

...come and talk to us for the right advice and help.

Whether you live locally or further afield we are happy to help with options. Our freight partners can supply cost effective solutions which make dealing with us a great option!

Pasture is our Partner!

Kiwi Seed has a proud history of working to improve the pasture landscape of the dryland areas of NZ farming.

With its origins in Marlborough, a summer dry environment that has seen its fair share of droughts and difficult times, it has been Kiwi Seeds overriding goal to ensure that the regions farms have adequate feed matter to support their designated farming system.

Whilst pasture improvement has remained constant, the diversification into supplementary feed has seen Kiwi Seed become involved with the cropping of Barley, Wheat, Peas and Oats amongst other feed crops.

Kiwi Seeds farming partnerships have sustained the region and enabled them to supply other regions demand for Grasses, Clovers and winter forage through its seed multiplication business. Seed cleaning and grading is a mainstay of Kiwi Seeds business on both a private and contract basis.

Cereal and vegetable seed production have seen Kiwi Seed’s Export business increase and forge links with overseas seed breeders and research groups.

It is Kiwi Seeds relationship with TasGlobal Seed - A research partnership between the University of Tasmania and the breeding team at Ardent Seeds, that has led to the introduction to the New Zealand market of some exciting new grass and clover cultivars that are proving to be important plants in New Zealand’s pasture environment.

The face of Marlborough’s landscape has changed considerably into vineyards in the past two decades with flat pasture decreasing as a result. Whilst Kiwi Seed has supported the farming community with their diversification into viticulture its Major focus has now changed from supplying farmers with pasture seed at a local level to ensuring widespread seed availability through its Seed wholesaling network throughout New Zealand.

Wholesalers can contact us directly for information regarding seed supply.

Ensure you visit the web pages listed on this site under “Seeds: Dryland Pasture” for more information on the range of dryland species available.

 

Contacts

Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark

Managing Director & Dryland Pasture Specialist
Phone: 0274 322 750
Maren Ricken

Maren Ricken

Maren Ricken

Horticulture Agronomist
Phone: 0274 322 017