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Jamestown Grower Pete Kitschke Yielded a Great Early Return this Season with Pacific Seeds Canola TT

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article image Andrew Etherton from Pacific Seeds congratulates Pete Kitschke on winning a place on the study tour to Germany, thanks to buying Tornado TT canola from Darren Pech, Elders Jamestown.
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Pete Kitschke has already yielded a great return from purchasing Pacific Seeds’ Tornado TT canola seed from his local Elders branch this season: the Jamestown grower is South Australia’s lucky winner of the competition to send four Pacific Seeds Growers on a study tour to Germany.

Mr Kitschke grew Tornado TT for the first time last year and felt it performed well, despite a dry start to the season. “It came home with a wet sail last year and yields were above average,” he said.

He tends to buy new seed every year so that he can quickly switch to new varieties that will improve performance.

“We go for triazine-tolerant varieties because we have run into problems with wild turnip in the past, and also look for a good Blackleg rating and good early vigour,” said Mr Kitschke.

With sowing now finished, Mr Kitschke will be busy getting all his spraying up to date before he travels to Germany. “I’m really looking forward to the trip. It will be good to see how cropping in Europe compares with here in South Australia,” he said.

Ross Warren, Sales Manager – Southern for Pacific Seeds, and Nick Kemp, National Manager – Seed and Technology, Elders, congratulated all four growers on their wins.

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