[09 May/Farmers Weekly]

Danish company DLF’s ownership of PGW seeds will give farmers more opportunities to grow forage and turf seed for international markets. This can occur because DLF will have access to a much larger range of seed products. The merger brings together the leading temperate forage and turf seeds developers in the northern and southern hemispheres. PGW seeds will add about 45% to DLF revenues. DLF paid around $430 million for the business. DLF Seeds has been operating in NZ for about 10 years but growth here and in the smaller South America business was slower than expected mainly due to the competition of PGW Seeds.