In 2012, the University of Vermont Extension, in collaboration with the University of Maine, began the third year of extensive organic variety trials evaluating hard red winter wheat in order to determine which varieties thrive in our northern climate. The trials were established at the Borderview Research Farm in Alburgh, Vermont and at Cornell University’s Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, New York. In the 2012 varietal selection process, varieties that in previous trial years had not performed well were eliminated. This trial is one of several in a USDA Organic Research Education Initiative grant focused on the production of high quality organic bread wheat in New England.


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