Fodder Beet Trials

The 2018 fodder beet trials have been harvested and measured, and results for each trial location can be found on the menu bar to the left .  The trials are located in Southland, West Otago and Canterbury (2).

You can also download a complete summary of 2018 trial results by clicking on this link.

A summary table of all cultivars tested over the last six years can also be downloaded by clicking here.

The 2016 and 2017 fodder beet trial results can also be found on the same menu bar to the left.  

DLF have conducted fodder beet trials since 2012.  Trials to compare all the cultivars available have been conducted within farmer's crops in many regions.  Data from these trials includes yield, DM% of bulb, and proportion of bulb to leaf.  Other research has also been conducted into management issues, including row spacing, utilisation, sowing dates, and growth rates.  For copies of results click on this email link.

A valuable table has been prepared which lists the key features of all 28 grazing-type cultivars tested over the past five years.  It is a quick and easy way to compare the relative performance of cultivars.  Click on the image below to download the file.

The Rolleston 2017 trial site shortly after establishment.