R&D and Agronomy


PGG Wrightson Grain is one of the largest private investors in cereal research in New Zealand, with a proven record in plant breeding and overseas cultivar evaluation, and agronomy staff who develop best management practices for the benefit of growers and end-users.

The programme involves both in-house plant breeding, focused on milling wheat, and screening and evaluation of overseas feed/biscuit wheat, feed barley, feed triticale, milling ryecorn, feed oats and linseed, and a joint plant breeding and evaluation programme with Plant & Food Research which focuses on the coloured cereals (i.e. purple wheat).

R&D staff are located at the Kimihia Research Centre, Lincoln, Canterbury.  Cereal research and agronomy is coordinated from Kimihia with trials located on large scale arable farms throughout the South Island.


For agronomy information please contact:

Nick Brooks
Cellphone:  0275 963 972
Direct line: 03 372 0839