Entries by Luisetti

Luisetti Seeds Launches New High Yielding Blue Pea Cultivar

Following our extensive field pea trial conducted by Plant and Food Research, Luisetti Seeds will launch a new blue pea cultivar, Cooper. Cooper is a medium-large blue pea, a semi leafless type, resistant to powdery mildew. Cooper had the highest mean yield of all blue peas in the trial and was the second highest yielder […]

Darfield Rugby Club Maintains Quality of Its Grounds

Last season the Darfield club hosted finals day in Ellesmere rugby. As a result of bad weather, especially snow, the two fields at the club were badly affected (by not only the weather but the use of the farm machinery in getting them ready and the games played on them) and the rugby had to […]

BYDV Resistance in Wheat

The first field trials of advanced wheat lines that feature resistance to barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) were sown in the 2015-16 season. Two series of lines were developed using marker assisted selection to track the BYDV resistance into the milling wheat Viceroy and biscuit wheat Empress. These breeding lines were assessed for their field […]

Luisetti Seeds and Plant & Food Research Tackle the “Yield Robbers” Head On

The Luisetti Seeds/Plant & Food Research cereal breeding programme is the largest cereal breeding operation in New Zealand and both companies have deliberately decided to attempt to breed resistance to the three biggest yield robbers of the New Zealand cereal crop. Scald Resistance in Barley Barley breeding lines with resistance against scald have been developed […]

LUISETTI SEEDS DIPS ITS TOE INTO MOTORSPORT!

Luisetti Seeds is pleased to announce we will be supporting Rick Johnson’s bid to win the 2013 World Jet Boat Marathon to be held in New Zealand later this year. Rick Johnson farms Mt Torlesse Station at Springfield, and with his wife Leanne, are Luisetti Seeds clients. Rick and Leanne grow large areas of wheat, […]

NEW SUB CLOVER VARIETIES IMPRESS

A 20 hectare hill country paddock established in February 2013 has produced a large amount of very useful winter feed for Matt Iremonger, Equity Manager of Mt Benger, North Canterbury. The steep paddock was worked, then a mix containing Luisetti Seeds new sub clovers (Monti and Antas) as well as Huia white clover, ryegrass and […]

NEW SEED CLEANING FACILITY INSTALLED AT RANGIORA

Luisetti Seeds Oliver Voyager gravity table is now up and running in preparation for this year’s brassica, clover and pea harvest. The Oliver Voyager (which is identical to the model installed at Stapletons last year) separates seeds based on bulk density. The seed is “fluidised” on the table by four large fans flowing through a […]

NEW TRAINEE FIELD REPRESENTATIVE

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Henry Norris as a trainee field representative for the Mid/North Canterbury areas. Henry comes to us after spending three years at Lincoln University where he completed a B.Com(Ag) degree. Prior to this he attended Christchurch Boy’s High School. He has a strong interest in plant science and […]

GRUBOUT U2

New Grass Endophyte to be Released Canterbury pasture plant breeding company Cropmark Seeds Ltd recently announced the release of a new endophyte GrubOUT® U2 a major advance in the fight against a multi-million dollar farming problem – insect pests. Luisetti Seeds and Stapletons representatives visited a trial site at Darfield recently and we saw first […]

LUISETTI SEEDS PIG HUNT

When rugby isn’t being discussed in the Luisetti Seeds smoko room, the next most popular topic is hunting. With so many hunters on the staff it was decided to hold a pig hunting competition to put to the test some of the stories that have been told of ferocious boars and 14 point stags. Three […]

EMPRESS BISCUIT WHEAT

The performance of the new Luisetti Seeds/Plant & Food Research biscuit wheat, Empress, has been a highlight of the 2012 harvest. Empress (formerly known as CRWT157) offers greatly enhanced disease resistance compared to all other New Zealand biscuit wheats. Many outstanding yields have been achieved with Empress this season. A 9.2ha Mid Canterbury paddock, for […]

IMPROVING FARMER’S LIFESTYLES IN NEPAL

The recently completed programme “Developing sustainable animal fodder systems for improving household incomes in several districts of Nepal”, has changed the financial situation and improved social conditions for at least 10,800 farmers throughout Nepal. Funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and New Zealand Aid through the Ministry of Foreign […]