Entries by Luisetti

SHE’S UP AND RUNNING

The new production line is now cleaning seed at Stapletons. This computer controlled facility (the first in New Zealand) has combined the very latest in seed cleaning equipment with our knowledge of the special requirements for cleaning clover and peas. Equipment for this production line was sourced from America, Australia and Thailand. We are delighted […]

COMPASS FM

The Grain of Truth goes live! The Grain of Truth (the Luisetti monthly newsletter) has hit the airwaves and can be heard on North Canterbury’s new radio station Compass FM (104.9). Grain of Truth – hosted by Luisetti Seeds raconteur Andrew Johnston, has a regular slot on the last Thursday of each month at 8.20am. […]

PADDOCK OF THE YEAR 2011

Luisetti Seeds Paddock of the Year Congratulations to Guy and Jane Slater from Hilton, Geraldine, winners of the 2011 Luisetti seeds Paddock of the Year. Guy and Jane’s prize winning crop was a 6.8ha paddock of Lone Ranger potatoes, yielding an impressive 597 tonne or just under 88 tonne per hectare. The potatoes were planted […]

NATIONAL WHEAT COMPETITION

Four out of a possible of seven awards were presented to growers of Luisetti Seeds/Plant & Food cultivars in the recent United Wheat Growers National Wheat Growing Competition. The judges commented that the growing season last year was far from perfect in most regions. “It was pleasing however, to see the entries in the competition […]

CANTERBURY RUGBY SPONSORSHIP

Rugby Sponsorship Announcement Luisetti Seeds and the Canterbury Rugby Union are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached for Luisetti Seeds to become the major sponsor of the Country Club Rugby Championship. This sponsorship is for all Division One competitions in the Mid Canterbury Union and the North Canterbury and Ellesmere Sub Unions. […]

LUISETTI SEEDS SPONSOR WINNING SOUTH ISLAND DRESSAGE TEAM

Congratulations to the Ashburton/South Canterbury/North Otago dressage team. Luisetti Seeds were delighted to sponsor the Ashburton, South Canterbury, North Otago dressage team at the recent South Island teams dressage championships. The team were the overall winners of the New Zealand Pony Clubs Association one day event held at the Ashburton show grounds on the 29th […]

NEW STAPLETONS GRAVITY TABLE

Stapletons has just ordered a new Oliver Voyager gravity table from America. A gravity table separates seed based on bulk density and is used for cleaning peas, clover, brassicas and sometimes cereals. The Voyager gravity table is the largest model manufactured by Oliver and will be the first gravity table in New Zealand to be […]

COOKING SCHOOL

Luisetti and Stapletons representatives in the kitchen Luisetti and Stapletons representatives attended the Akaroa Cooking School as guests of Zelam during September. After a chemical training session we were taught how to barbeque steak, smoke sausages and bake bread.

PADDOCK OF THE YEAR 2010

We are delighted to announce the winners of Luisetti Seeds Paddock of the Year for 2010 are Richard and Fiona Maw. Richard and Fiona farm a 250ha dryland arable finishing farm between Methven and Mt Hutt. The winning crop is a paddock of Brigadier fodder beet. The four hectare paddock was drilled on the 2nd […]

NORTH CANTERBURY APPOINTMENT

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Black to the team of Luisetti Seed’s company representatives. Scott comes to us from the livestock industry where he was a livestock representative with Silver Fern Farms for four years covering North Canterbury, and most recently Otago/Southland. Scott is the son of long time Luisetti Seeds […]

NEW MANAGER FOR STAPLETONS

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Bond as General Manager of Stapletons Ashburton. Jon comes to us from Midlands Seed which he co-founded 20 years ago. Having been in the grain & seed industry for the last 26 years, Jon brings a wealth of knowledge to our business, both domestically and internationally. […]