Agronico is committed to producing quality minitubers in our tissue culture laboratory and hydroponic minituber production facility

Seed Potatoes


Field multiplication of seed potatoes is managed using our specialist agronomy and project management teams.



Agronico operates its own state of the art factory and coolstore for receiving, grading and storing of seed potatoes. 

A leading seed potato producer in Australia

As the only vertically integrated seed producer, Agronico’s seed starts from tissue culture plantlets and are transferred to a hydroponic minituber production facility. These minitubers are planted in nutrient rich, DNA tested soil in the central north and northwest of Tasmania to produce G1 seed which are then propagated on to produce G3-G4 seed potatoes. In March/April each year they are harvested, graded and stored in our state of the art coolstore prior to delivery across Australia.

Agronico employs 10 full-time employees, over 15 casual employees, and produces nearly a quarter of a million minitubers and 8,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually for chips, crisps and fresh markets across Australia.

With a state of the art factory and coolstore recently opened, Agronico is well positioned to increase varieties and quantities into the future.

Our services

With over 30 years experience Agronico offers:

Hydroponic minituber potatoes
High quality seed potatoes
Cutting services
Coolstore services for seed potatoes & onions
Disease-resistant onion varieties
Crop management services
Natural resource management
Research and development
On-farm research
Technical advice to agri-business and individual farmers

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In the media

Agronico launched its new four-row planter at Cressy this week

Agronico’s new four-row planter has increased seed potato planting time.

The Examiner

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New coolstore technology to improve quality of tassie seed potatoes

Potato growers are set to benefit from a new seed potato coolstore in Tasmania, which has the ability to store around 8,000 tonnes of seed potatoes. Potatoes Australia finds out more about the technology and how it can benefit the industry.

Potatoes Australia

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Seeds of success a growing business

NOTHING happens quickly in the seed-potato business but persistence has paid off for Agronico owner Julian Shaw.

Tasmanian Country

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