Early steps in the search for a new hard country rye variety look promising. Trials of the new Bulk 88 against SA Commercial indicate higher yields for Bulk 88, particularly in better yielding sites. On very dry sites there was no significant difference. Bulk 88 is CCN resistant and tests at the National Rust Laboratory indicated better rust resistance than SA Commercial.
Subprogram 2.11.05 Contact: Dr Kath Cooper 08 303 6563