Plant Breeders Rights and contract Growing in the Pasture Seeds Industry

63 pages
Code:
07-160
Published:
2 Oct 2007
Author(s):
by Rocque Reynolds
Contributor(s):
ISBN:
1-74151-555-6
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.