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NZ farmer set wheat record

A new world record has been set by a farmer from New Zealand for the highest yielding wheat crop, ABC rural reports.

Weighing in at 16.79 tonnes to the hectare, the wheat was grown near Ashburton in New Zealand, and has just been certified by Guinness World Records. The record setting figure is 8 times higher than the average Australian wheat yield.

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Photo: Shutterstock

Eric Watson who grew the crop said it was an honour to have the record recognised. "It's very significant and it's quite a delight," he said.

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