14 Apr 2009

Wheat trials show promise

12:57 pm on 14 April 2009

The Foundation for Arable Research says the latest trials of autumn sown milling wheat in Canterbury have identified several promising new cultivars.

Project manager Rob Craigie has analysed the results of 14 varieties sown at four different irrigated and non-irrigated sites. Two have particular promise.

The foundation also trialled 16 varieties of feed wheat from Southland to Manawatu. One called Wakanui performed particularly well on all eight sites.

He says the results will be made available in a booklet.