Monroe Winter Wheat – A brief introduction

by Scottish Agronomy
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Monroe winter wheat is a rare variety that “consistently comes up with the goods,” according to Andrew Gilchrist, the Head of Scottish Agronomy. 

The variety has been studied over three seasons in Scottish Agronomy’s "Supplementary Variety Trials Programme". The variety has also been widely adopted by the organisation’s members.

“Monroe was originally one of John Blackman’s varieties, and we selected it because it looked interesting,” explains Mr Gilchrist. “The variety didn’t make it on to the national Recommended List, but it has topped our Supplementary Trials for three years running with very good yields and specific weights.” He suggests that its consistency across seasons and sites the length of Scotland are important factors for growers to consider, because these results demonstrate reliability.

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