PBA Butler (tested as OZP1101) is a superior yielding ‘Kaspa type’ field pea. It is distinctly more vigorous than popular semi-leafless pea varieties such as Kaspa, PBA Oura and PBA Gunyah. PBA Butler maintains the same level of resistance to bacterial blight as PBA Oura and combines this with the preferred ‘Kaspa’ seed type. It is also rated as moderately susceptible for the common pathotype of downy mildew, an improvement over most other varieties
PBA Percy (tested as OZP0901) and PBA Oura (tested
as OZP0703) are being released concurrently to provide
growers with superior field pea options in bacterial blight
Both varieties have high yield potential, are broadly adapted
and perform relatively well in short growing seasons and
low rainfall climates.
PBA Percy and PBA Oura have good levels of resistance
to bacterial blight, showing minimal yield loss in trials
subjected to high levels of bacterial blight pressure.
These varieties provide growers with the option of growing
either a conventional type (PBA Percy) or an erect semidwarf
type (PBA Oura) to suit on farm practices.
Both varieties are early flowering and maturing and
better suited for crop topping than Kaspa. Both produce
Australian dun type grain suitable for human consumption
export or stockfeed markets.
PBA Wharton (tested as OZP0805) is a superior yielding
kaspa type field pea. PBA Wharton combines disease
resistance to powdery mildew and the viruses PSbMV and
BLRV with higher soil boron toxicity tolerance.
PBA Wharton is widely adapted across southern cropping
regions of Australia and best suited to districts with a short
to medium growing season or those that are prone to
powdery mildew and virus diseases (e.g. south east SA).
It is the first kaspa type variety suitable for production in
northern regions of New South Wales.
PBA Wharton is early to mid season flowering and early
maturing (e.g. similar PBA Gunyah). It has a semi-leafless
erect growth habit, pink flowers and shatter resistant pods
like Kaspa. Its grain colour and size is similar to Kaspa but
more spherical and smoother.
PBA Bendoc is the first faba bean variety with a high level of tolerance to some imidazolinone (Group B) herbicides when applied post-emergent. This not only increases the in-crop options for broadleaf weed control but also enables the variety to be grown where some Group B (including the sulfonyluereas) herbicide residues persist from applications to the previous crop. PBA Bendoc has similar yield to the major faba bean varieties grown in Southern Australia and is resistant to Ascochyta blight. Seed is small/medium in size and suited to the Middle East markets.
PBA Marne is an early flowering, high yielding faba bean that shown adaptation to the lower rainfall and short season areas throughout southern Australia where yield is generally greater than current varieties. PBA Marne offers the potential to expand faba bean production into areas that are currently considered marginal and to improve reliability in established areas during below average rainfall seasons. Seed is light brown and medium in size and suitable for co-mingling with the current faba bean varieties for export to the major food markers in the Middle East.
PBA Samira is a high yielding faba bean that has shown
wide adaptation throughout southern Australia. Yield is
generally greater than current varieties in all areas.
PBA Samira is particularly responsive to high yielding
PBA Samira has a good overall level of disease resistance.
It is resistant to Ascochyta blight, including the new strain
that has recently been identified in the mid north of South
PBA Samira is less susceptible to chocolate spot and rust
than Fiesta VF and Farah.
PBA Zahra is a large seeded faba bean that has shown wide
adaptation throughout southern Australia. It is superior to
PBA Rana with uniform seed size and colour. PBA Zahra is
generally higher yielding than current varieties in most areas
and is particularly responsive to high yielding situations.
PBA Zahra has a good overall level of disease resistance.
It is resistant to the most prevalent strain of Ascochyta blight
(pathotype 1) found in the southern region.
PBA Zahra is less susceptible to chocolate spot and faba
bean rust than Farah and Fiesta VF, and equivalent to
PBA Rana and PBA Samira.
PBA Bateman tested as WALAN2533 is a high yielding Australian sweet lupin variety suitable for lupin growing areas of NSW, SA and Victoria. It provides increased yield and good virus resistance
Significant yield improvement over current varieties in eastern states
Rated MR to BYMV and MR/MS to CMV
Rated MR to Phomopsis and Anthracnose
Recommended for lupin production regions in NSW, SA and Victoria
PBA Maiden is a large seeded desi chickpea suitable for the medium to low rainfall environments of southern Australia. It is broadly adapted to these regions and has shown similar yields to PBA Slasher. PBA Maiden is Moderately Reistant (MR) to foliar infection by ascochyta blight and it has a semi-spreading plant type and height similar to PBA Slasher. PBA Maiden has moderate early vigour and is early to mid flowering and maturity.
PBA Slasher is suited to all current chickpea growing regions of Southern New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. PBA Slasher providers a high yielding desi chickpea alternative to production of small kabuli chickpea types. Its very good foliage resistance to Ascochyta blight offers a low risk desi chickpea variety option that can be sown early providing adequate Botrytis grey mould management occurs. PBA Slasher is well suited to medium seeded desi chickpea markets, particularly for splitting. Excellent milling quality and is mid flowering and mid maturity.