Beaufort is a mid season maturity red feed spring wheat suited to medium to high rainfall environments of Southern Australia. It has performed well in mid to high rainfall areas of Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. It has high level resistance to both leaf and stripe rust, however shows susceptibility to stem rust. Aluminium tolerance allows for greater performance on acid soils. Semi dwarf with good straw strength prevents lodging. Shattering can be an issue if crops are left standing for long periods post ripening.
Havoc is based on Mace with similar yield stability and is well adapted to all areas of WA. Havoc has a compact plant type throughout the season with an erect open canopy with upright leaves, outstanding shorter canopy for crop and stubble management. Good Stripe Rust (MR), Leaf Rust (RMR WA) and Yellow Spot (MRMS) resistance, improved Powdery Mildew resistance (MS) over Mace to reduce disease build up in lower canopies. From heading to grain filling Havoc has shown it develops very fast to be a quick finishing variety at harvest.
Beckom was selected from a cross involing Annuello, Stylet and Young. The aim of the cross was to combine aluminium and boron tolerance for broad adaption, with excellent CCN resistance, while building on the rust resistance package of the parents.
AH quality classification, with excellent yield potential combined with CCN resistance makes Beckom a profitable, low risk addition to the rotation for growers in south west Victoria, the Wimmera, and the more favourable regions of South Australia.
Beckom offer some planting date flexibility as it has modoerate photoperiod and vernalisation requirements, allowing growers to plant Beckom confidently from the beginning through to the end of May.
Sheriff CL Wheat
Sheriff CL Plus is the highest yielding APW Clearfield Plus wheat commercially available, with yields on average comparable to Mace. Sheriff CL offers exceptional yield stability as consistently demonstrated within NVT MET yield results. It is a mid-late maturing wheat and is ideally suited to a late April to early May sowing. Sheriff CL offers a useful disease resistance package, including good yellow leaf spot resistance. The variety is rated as susceptible to CCN and will need to be managed within the rotation with CCN resistant break crops such as Spartacus CL Barley. Sheriff CL Plus has a moderate plant height and has good physical grain characteristics, including a good grain size and hectolitre weight.
Razor CL Wheat
Razor CL Plus (tested as RAC2517) is a new CL option which offers yields competitive with Mace and Scepter, along with tolerance to Intervix® herbicide.
Long term NVT yield predictions show that Razor CL Plus offers a 12-13% yield advantage over Grenade CL Plus and Kord CL Plus, 3% yield increase over its parent Mace, and most significantly, a 7% yield advantage over newly released Clearfield® variety Chief CL Plus.
DS Pascal Wheat
DS Pascal is a Dow Seeds line from the Advantage wheats program in collaboration with the CSIRO.
DS Pascal is an early season spring line, with heading date 1-2 days quicker than Bolac, making it suitable for sowing mid-late April and early May, providing a reasonable wide sowing window in southern NSW and Victoria.
DS Pascal is of medium height, with good standability and high yield potential under irrigation, with an appropriate sowing date.
Derived from leading variety Mace, Scepter (RAC2182) shares a similar adaptation profile to Mace, but offers increased yield and improved stripe rust resistance (in SA, Vic and NSW). Scepter may also be suitable for wheat on wheat situations due to YLS and CCN resistance
Trojan wheat is a high yielding main season variety and has performed well in a range of seasons and environments across South Australia, Victoria and Southern NSW. In South Australia and Victoria Trojan wheat has a mid late maturity similar to Yitpi and EGA Gregory. Trojan wheat has medium Coleoptile length and medium plant height at maturity. Good Stripe Rust resistance makes Trojan an ideal partner to the more susceptible wheats that are currently being widely grown in SA and VIC. Trojan has a final classification of APW in South Australia and Victoria and has a good grain package with high Test Weight being the standout feature, along with useful tolerance to Blackpoint (MR-MS) and Sprouting. Trojan wheat has good Boron tolerance (MT) and carries the Bo1 gene which is known to confer tolerance to Boron and Aluminium.
Vixen is the highest yielding, early-mid maturing AH wheat in the Southern zone. Vixen offers a significant yield advantage compared to Corack (approx. 7%) and Mace (approx. 8%). Long-term NVT MET data indicates yields are similar to Scepter, although highlights a slight higher-end yield opportunity. Vixen’s early-mid maturity is ideally suited to May sowings. In addition to the variety’s stand-out yield performance it offers good stripe (MRMS) and stem (RMR) rust resistance and yellow leaf spot resistance.
Vixen also has strong physical grain characteristics. It has a good grain size, similar to Scepter and good hectolitre weight. Vixen also has a similar plant height to Mace, reducing stubble loads in high yielding environments.