Foundation Farm

Foundation Farm

The Pacific Seeds Foundation Farm is an innovation hub, established to facilitate the testing and proving of new technologies prior to their implementation on farms.

Foundation Farm
About the Farm
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About the Farm

Foundation Farm is an exciting new innovation hub established by Pacific Seeds. It is used in the development of everyday agronomic solutions, in addition to being a practical and highly valuable educational resource for young farmers and agronomists.

Centrally located at Allora in Southern Queensland, the property is ideally positioned with access to a number of nearby airports including Toowomba, Brisbane and Warwick.

  • 32.4 ha / 80 acres
  • Provides opportunities for dryland and irrigated cropping systems
  • Two fully equipped bores
  • Uniform deep black clay loam
  • Primary crops are grain sorghum, field corn and forage sorghum
A commitment to innovation
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A commitment to innovation

Pacific Seeds is committed to innovation and seeing growers’ full farming potential realised. Foundation Farm is a key part of this unwavering commitment, allowing for collaboration between like-minded organisations, researchers and growers to develop integrated systems that drive efficiency, sustainability, and ultimately profit for Australia’s agricultural industry.

Research pillars

Research and the sharing of knowledge is the cornerstone of Foundation Farm. The key research pillars are as follows:

New technology

Sustainable farming practices

Crop protection

Crop agronomy

Training

Foundation partners
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Foundation partners

Involvement in the program provides access to highly engaged audiences through a variety of media platforms, marketing opportunities and facility events. Collaborators in joint research enjoy full access to all relevant data generated from projects in which they participate.

This multifaceted project already has a number of foundation partners who have played, and continue to play, important roles. These foundation partners include:

  • Goanna Ag
  • Precision Seeding Solutions
  • Incitec Pivot
  • Lallemand Silage Systems
  • DJI
  • Frontier Voice and Data

Field days
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Field days

Foundation Farm provides the opportunity for field days and tours of trials. These events are an important opportunity to provide industry updates on research findings, new technology, and planting methods. Foundation Farm partners are able to host their own tours of the trials and technology displays at the Farm.

In 2020 the Farm facilitated a series of summer field days which attracted more than 200 delegates from across a variety of sectors including growers, agronomists, agribusiness, education and technology.

“As new data-driven systems for sustainable and efficient farming emerge, the need to bring together innovative likeminded businesses, researchers and farmers has never been more apparent.”

  • Trevor Philp – Summer Grains Agronomist
Foundation Farm prospectus
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Foundation Farm prospectus

Foundation Farm presents a number of exciting opportunities for potential partners. Download the prospectus to find out more.

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Get involved

To find out more about this exciting project and to better understand how you could get involved, please contact Pacific Seeds.

Trevor Philp

Summer Grains Agronomist, Pacific Seeds

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