Paul Quinn, Biodiesel New Zealand's General Manager, says the company is keen to talk to experienced arable farmers in North Otago and Canterbury south of the Ashburton River and north of the Waimakariri River.
The company would also like to hear from experienced Southland growers.
"We will only use contracted crops grown with seeds we supply we won't be buying any spot crops or from uncontracted growers," says Mr Quinn
"Cooperation with FAR
will result in a clear understanding of the benefits and value of oilseed rape as a break crop, optimal crop management approaches, and ensure that international experience is applied here in a sound scientific manner," Mr Quinn
"Once farmers consider the terms and what's needed to make a success of oilseed rape, we believe they will see it as a worthwhile option," Mr Quinn