Welcome to Proseed

Welcome to Proseed

Proseed New Zealand is the leading supplier of tree seed to the Australasian forestry sector. The company is owned by South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu and is based near Amberley in North Canterbury.
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Welcome to Proseed

Welcome to Proseed

Proseed New Zealand is the leading supplier of tree seed to the Australasian forestry sector. The company is owned by South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu and is based near Amberley in North Canterbury.
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  • Proseed is the largest forest seed producer in Australasia and is owned by Ngāi Tahu Iwi.

    The company is managed on behalf of whānau by Ngai Tahu Farming. It comprises seed orchards of all major plantation species grown in New Zealand, along with extraction and processing facilities on a 160-hectare property at Amberley in North Canterbury. Proseed produces around 2,000 kilograms of high quality genetically improved  seed each year for forest companies, farm foresters and nurseries.  

    Proseed's expertise in managing control pollinated seed orchards is widely recognised. The company has been at the forefront of orchard research and management in New Zealand since its establishment more than 30 years ago.

    Proseed's customers are primarily based in New Zealand and Australia with smaller sales to the USA and EU particularly Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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    Originally established by the NZ Forest Service in 1966, Proseed was developed into a separate business by the NZ Forestry Corporation in 1987. It was then purchased  by Ngāi Tahu in 2001. It is managed by a permanent staff of six, which grows to include around 80 seasonal workers during the peak pollination processes between June to the end of October.

    The company’s clonal seed orchard site, located at Amberley, was chosen specifically for its fertile soils and ideal growing climate.

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