The MCG Luisetti Seed connection

New Zealand v Sri Lanka - 1st Test: Day 3

The perfect New Zealand Turf ryegrass pitch gives bowlers an edge.
Photograph by Martin Hunter

The Boxing Day test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an entrenched and sacred part of Australian life. This iconic test match attracts a viewing audience of millions, many likely to be recovering from the previous day’s excesses.

The pitch and field have to be perfect, so it only seems natural that the Turf ryegrass seed for the MCG’s hallowed ground should be sourced from New Zealand.

Barenbrug Agriseeds supplied the seed, but earlier this year, selected Luisetti Seeds to carry out the vital role of cleaning that seed. The seed was cleaned in our Ashburton store and our machine foreman, Willy Marsh, set the machine to give our bowlers that extra edge during what has to be the pinnacle of test cricket in the Southern Hemisphere!