Title

Plant breeder's rights and contract growing in the pasture seeds industry: a market in transition

Document Type

Report

Publication details

Reynolds, R 2007, Plant breeder's rights and contract growing in the pasture seeds industry: a market in transition, RIRDC publication no. 07/160, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Barton, ACT. ISBN: 1741515556

Link to published document: https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/07-160

Abstract

This report examines the transformation of the Australian pasture seeds industry over the past twenty years from an industry based on grower/marketers to an industry characterised by specialist marketing companies, specialised growers often growing under contract, and public breeding institutions working in a new commercial environment. It also examines the relationship between contract growing and plant breeder’s rights; the attitude of growers to contract growing; and the legal status of the growing contracts.