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.
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.
Developed by AGTs Wagga breeding centre in south east NSW, Coolah will have a fit for many growers looking for improvements over EGA Gregory in yield potential, disease and lodging resistance along with a reduction in plant height.
Derived from EGA Gregory, Coolah also exhibits traits that have made EGA Gregory a popular choice in the past.
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.
Elmore CL Plus Wheat
Elmore CL Plus is well adapted to medium rainfall regions of eastern Australia, and is a direct replacement for Clearfield® Janz in that environment. Elmore CL Plus is best suited to growers looking for in-crop control of problem weeds, or to manage the risk of crop damage from chemical residues following Clearfield® Canola crops sprayed with Intervix®.
Kiora is derived from a cross involving Chara, and is best suited to growers looking for an alternative to mid-late maturing varieties Bolac, Chara, Kellalac and Derrimut in medium-high yield potential environments of Victoria and southern NSW.
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
Sunlamb was tested as SUN521C, and is a late maturing spring wheat well adapted to longer season environments or early sowing opportunities of eastern Australia. Due to its maturity, Sunlamb is suitable for use as a dual purpose (graze and grain) wheat.
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.