Guy Slater was so impressed with how the milling wheat Catherine performed for them this season he is establishing 60ha of the variety this year.
This is a real show of confidence in the recently released wheat, but the South Canterbury farmer says Catherine ticked all the boxes for them from establishment through to milling.
“It was an amazing crop; I haven’t got the exact numbers...
Original parent Viceroy (showing yellow leaves characteristic of BYDV infection).
A trial using a resistance wheat gene to control Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus is showing promising results.
Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is an aphid transmitted virus prevalent in many cereals and is a major concern to arable farmers worldwide. Very little genetic resistance exists to BYDV so insecticides are...
Our new premium two milling wheat, “Catherine”, was the stand-out performer in the Foundation for Arable Research’s (FAR) May-sown milling wheat Cultivar Performance Trials (CPT).
The annual FAR CPT trials are a truly independent test of cereal cultivars. Grown under commercial conditions at different sites across Canterbury, the cereals are therefore tested in a range of climates and soil...
Virus resistant wheats being developed by the Luisetti Seeds/Plant and Food Research wheat breeding programme
Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) is a disease that can cause major yield losses in wheat. However, using a genetic tool called Marker Assisted Selection, staff working in the Luisetti Seeds/Plant and Food Research (PFR) wheat breeding programme have developed virus resistant breeding lines. The selected lines contain BYDV resistance (Bdv2) from crosses between Viceroy milling wheat and a Bdv2...
Wheat contracts are available for all Luisetti Seeds cultivars for 2019 production. We are particularly looking to contract Conquest wheat and biscuit wheat.
We still have seed for our new high yielding premium wheat Griffin available for our growers.
Please see your Luisetti Seeds Agronomist for further information on our cultivars and planting opportunities for 2019 wheat production.
Congratulations to our growers who were recently awarded prizes at the annual Wheat Growers awards. Luisetti Seeds varieties featured strongly with five different varieties being awarded prizes.
Of note were:
1st Premium Milling with Griffin (CRWT218)
2nd Premium Milling with Reliance
Springwood Farm Ltd:
3rd Premium Milling with Duchess