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The two directors of Southern Seed Technology Ltd (Gerard & Steve) have more than 40 years of combined experience in arable seed production. All of this experience has centered around servicing the needs of plant breeders.

We have 2 fulltime workers (Brendan Ward & Megan Glasson) and loyal, friendly seasonal staff who live in our local area. Many of these people have worked for us since our first season and have become highly skilled in various facets of our nursery business.

Casual labor of a high standard is readily available and we have a long list of people wanting to join our harvest team. We also employ experienced international casual staff from Northern Hemisphere universities or plant breeding companies and organizations.

GERARD NEAL (NZCS) - Managing Director

  • 28 years working with cereal and pulse breeding programs, seed purification and multiplication and seed marketing
  • 11 years with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • 4 years with Crop & Food Research Ltd.
  • 13 years as Director of SST
  • Email: gerard@sst.co.nz

STEVE INWOOD (B Ag Sci Hons) - Managing Director

  • 18 years working in the arable industry with time in administration, finance, public relations and herb seed production but predominantly specializing in cereal nurseries & multiplications.
  • 1 year with the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • 4 years with Crop & Food Research Ltd.
  • 13 years as Director of SST Ltd.

Email: steve@sst.co.nz