How do your wheat crops look this year? Average, good, great?
United Wheatgrowers, Federated Farmers and New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association now invite entries from growers in the annual wheat awards.
Crops harvested in 2021 are eligible for entry in the following classes: Premium milling wheat, milling wheat, gristing wheat, feed wheat, and biscuit wheat. Each class has a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize.
Guy Wigley, UWG Director says “the United Wheatgrowers Wheat Competition is an opportunity to showcase the wheat industry which is the cornerstone of the arable sector. New Zealand farmers are the best growers of wheat in the world, evidenced by our three world recent world records held in Canterbury.”
Guy says “we encourage growers to submit wheat samples in the awards to see how their crops fare against others from throughout New Zealand. Growers can submit their samples to their local merchant or send them directly to the New Zealand Seed Office”.
Arable Industry Group Chairperson Colin Hurst says “we know that growing great crops can be a team effort and the support of an agronomist can take crop production to the next level. In conjunction with the New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association, Federated Farmers is encouraging growers to submit nominations for the agronomist of the year competition.
The prize will be awarded at the Wheat Awards and is designed to recognise an agronomist who has an endless knowledge of crop production and goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible crop is produced by growers”.
“Federated Farmers encourages all growers to submit their samples for judging and entry into the UWG Wheat Awards to be held in July 2021”.