29 Feb 2024

Scientists testing which crops could flourish in silt

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 29 February 2024

With silt suffocating productive land across Hawke's Bay after Cyclone Gabrielle, horticulturalists are grappling with growing in the new conditions.

But Plant and Food Research is on a mission to help them find out what crops could, in fact, flourish, helping their businesses do the same.

Lauren Crimp visited its testing ground.