16 cultivars of low and medium drymatter cultivars were compared. The trial was measured on 9 May 2018. There were significant differences between some cultivars (Fig. 1). The mean yield was 24.4 t DM/ha, with a leaf to bulb ratio of 27:73. Dry matter of bulbs was higher than long-term means (3.0% points higher).
Figure 1. Results from the Tapanui beet trial 2018.