The Wairarapa trial was located on a farm near Greytown, and drilled on 16 October 2015. Seed was drilled at 89,000 seeds/ha with 50 cm row spacings. The crop was not irrigated.
Yield and plant numbers were measured on 25 June 2016.
There were significant differences in yield between some cultivars of fodder beet (Fig. 1). The mean yield in the trial was 16.4 t DM/ha. Bulb dry matter content was close to average (+ 0.7%).
Figure 1. Mean yield at the Wairarapa fodder beet trial 2016