Peter Desborough collecting soil samples at Rob Johnstone's farm

Who we are

A graduate of Lincoln University, Peter Desborough spent 25 years with agricultural company Monsanto where he developed an in-depth knowledge of pasture renewal systems both on the flats and on low to mid-altitude hill country.

Peter’s independent consulting company — Desborough Pasture Consulting — was established in 2002, and now provides unbiased, research-based advice on all aspects of pasture/crop establishment and maintenance as well as fodder beet establishment and management.

Why choose Desborough Pasture

In normal farming conditions Desborough clients can expect to increase the productivity of their land by at least 4 times through consultation with Peter. He brings knowledge, experience and a proven methodology to your project.

A keen advocate of ‘doing it differently’, Peter also actively researches and applies new technologies such as flying seed on by air. He remains staunchly independent of fertiliser or seed companies ensuring his clients can choose the most suitable products from the full range in the New Zealand marketplace.

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Our clients

Peter works with a full range of New Zealand farmers including sheep and beef farmers, dairy farmers, deer farmers and arable farmers. He has extensive experience developing hill country pastures, but has also worked with all other types of pasture and landscape.

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