We operate our own 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.



Agronomic advice with extensive experience in onions, brussel sprouts, broccoli, carrots, green beans, peas and potatoes.

The 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 10,000 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

For over 30 years we have been providing:

Technical advice to agri-business and individual farmers
Virus free seed potatoes
Specialist potato tuber technology and supply
Disease-resistant onion varieties
Crop management services
Natural resource management
Research and development
On-farm research

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In the media

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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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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Coolstore sows seed for business growth

Seed potato production ramps up in Tasmania with a new coolstore.

The Advocate

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