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'High vigour' wheats impress in field trials

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Highly vigorous wheat lines have been developed which can produce up to double the biomass of commonly grown varieties by the early tillering stage, effectively shading out weeds... Increased root growth also enables the wheat to out-compete weeds for water and nutrients... The best of the competitive lines grown at Eradu yielded 3.4 tonnes per hectare, compared with 3.5t/ha for Magenta , the top yielding commercial line...
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