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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



The Wheat Research Institute

The Institute was established in 1928 in the form of a Cereal Laboratory at Christchurch and a Wheat Breeding Section at Lincoln. In 1950 the latter was amalgamated with the Agronomy Division of the Department (then renamed the Crop Research Division). Finance is derived from a levy in the flourmilling and baking industries and from a Government subsidy.

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