Beckom

Beckom (V06008-14) is a mid season maturing AH wheat suited to the medium-high yield potential environments of south west NSW, Victoria and SA. Beckom carries good resistance to acid soils as well as boron toxic soils, and suits mid season sowings.

Bremer

Tested as WAGT328, Bremer is a mid season AH variety best suited to mid to high rainfall environments within the south coastal region of WA.

  • Characteristics
  • Best suited to the south coastal region of WA
  • A suitable later maturing compliment to Mace in south coast WA regions
  • 3-5 days later maturing than Mace
  • AH quality classification
  • Excellent grain size and test weight
  • Excellent rust resistance
  • Western Zone Factsheet

Condo

Condo is well adapted to low and medium rainfall regions of south and central west NSW. Condo has consistently yielded well in low-medium rainfall environments and offers very good physical grain quality.

  • Characteristics
  • Elite yielding 'quick' maturing variety for south and central west NSW
  • High and stable grain yield in low-medium rainfall areas
  • Excellent physical grain quality package
  • AH quality classification
  • Good stem and leaf rust resistance
  • Good CCN and black point resistance
  • Tolerant of acid soils
  • Moderately susceptible/susceptible to stripe rust
  • South Eastern & Northern Zones Factsheet

Coolah

Coolah (V07176-69) is a higher yielding and more disease resistant alternative to its parent, EGA Gregory. It is well adapted to environments across NSW and Qld, where it has performed well across a range of soil types. Coolah produces large and consistent grain size, resulting in low screenings loss and high test weight.

  • Characteristics
  • EGA Gregory alternative
  • Improved lodging tolerance over EGA Gregory
  • APH in Northern Zone, AH in South Eastern Zone
  • Highly competitive grain yield and broad adaptation
  • Suited to end of April-beginning of May plantings
  • Excellent stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • Tolerance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Good tolerance to acid soils
  • Low screenings and high test weights
  • Northern Zone Factsheet
  • Southern Zone Factsheet
  • South Eastern Zone Factsheet

Corack

Corack is well adapted to low and medium rainfall environments of southern Australia, particularly where yellow leaf spot and/or CCN can limit production. Both Corack and Mace are derived from Wyalkatchem and consequently have similar adaptation, but Corack has often shown a yield advantage at sites suffering terminal drought stress.

  • Characteristics
  • Very high and stable grain yield
  • A wheat on wheat option, with CCN and yellow leaf spot resistance
  • Early-mid season maturity
  • Good stem rust resistance
  • Moderately susceptible to stripe and leaf rust
  • Susceptible to powdery mildew and black point
  • APW quality classification in WA, SA and Victoria

Cutlass

Cutlass (RAC2069) is a mid to late maturing, photoperiod sensitive wheat, which may be used as a management tool for frost avoidance (like Yitpi and Estoc). Cutlass is suitable as an earlier sowing compliment to Mace; or an alternative to Yitpi, Estoc, Trojan and Magenta.

Kiora

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.

  • Characteristics
  • Best suited to medium-high rainfall environments
  • Mid-late season maturity
  • High grain yield in this planting window
  • AH quality classification
  • Excellent tolerance to root lesion nematode (P.thornei)
  • Good stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • South Eastern Zone Factsheet

Longsword

Tested as RAC2341, Longsword is a very unique wheat variety, being a fast maturing winter wheat. A vernalisation or 'cold' requirement means it has a wide sowing window, but like its parent Mace, progresses through grain fill quite quickly relative to other varieties. Seed of Longsword is available for 2018 sowings.

  • Characteristics
  • A fast maturing winter wheat derived from Mace
  • Wide sowing window, most suited to April sowings
  • Will suit early break opportunities or those looking for the added value of grazing
  • Widely adapted, suits WA, SA, Vic and NSW cropping districts
  • Good physical grain quality package with low screenings and high test weights
  • Excellent stem and stripe rust resistance
  • Good yellow leaf spot resistance
  • Download Factsheet

Mace

Mace has been the leading wheat variety in both WA and SA in recent seasons. Mace has broad adaptation, consistently high relative yield under a wide range of conditions, and is less susceptible to downgrading at receival due to black point, pre-harvest sprouting or screenings losses than many other varieties.

  • Characteristics
  • The benchmark for yield across southern Australian cropping districts
  • Good yellow leaf rust resistance
  • Susceptible/very susceptible to WA+Yr17 stripe rust in SA and Victoria
  • Excellent stripe rust resistance in WA
  • Intermediate level of resistance to CCN
  • Tolerant of boron toxicity
  • AH quality classification in WA, SA, Vic and southern NSW

Mitch

Tested as QT14381, Mitch is a high yielding variety best suited to late April-early May planting in northern NSW/Qld. Mitch may also have an application in this planting window where yellow leaf spot and crown rot are limitations to crop production.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-late maturity, suiting late April-early May planting in northern NSW/Qld
  • Elite yielding variety for this planting window
  • Good stem and stripe rust resistance
  • One of the best levels of resistance to crown rot avaialble for this planting window
  • Moderately resistant to black point
  • Good straw strength, suitable for irrigation
  • Lower EPR rate than other new varieties in this planting window
  • AH quality classification in Northern Zone
  • Northern Zone Factsheet

Scepter

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.

  • Characteristics
  • Mace replacement
  • Improved yield over Mace
  • AH quality classification
  • Early-mid season maturity, slightly later than Mace
  • Good physical grain package
  • CCN and yellow leaf spot resistance equal to Mace
  • Improved leaf rust resistance over Mace
  • Improved stripe rust resistance over Mace in SA, Vic & southern NSW
  • Western Zone Factsheet
  • Southern Zone Factsheet
  • South Eastern Zone Factsheet

Sunmate

Sunmate is closely related to the successful variety Suntop, but is around 4 days earlier maturing, similar to Spitfire. Like Suntop, Sunmate produces very high yields but is best suited to planting from mid-June onwards.

  • Characteristics
  • Early maturing, similar to Spitfire
  • Best returning 'quick' APH variety in Northern Zone
  • APH quality classification in Northern Zone
  • Broad adaptation, suited to mid-late season plantings
  • Very high grain yield in this planting window
  • Excellent tolerance and moderate resistance to root lesion nematode (P. Thornei)
  • Moderately resistant of black point
  • South Eastern & Northern Zones Factsheet

Sunmax

With an APH classification and slow maturity, Sunmax (SUN714B) is one of the best planting options for the Northern Zone when there is an early break in the season. Sunmax is a long season spring wheat, slower in maturity than Sunbri and Sunzell but slightly quicker than Sunbrook.

  • Characteristics
  • Long season maturity, best suited to mid April plantings in Northern Zone
  • APH quality classification in the Northern Zone
  • Good stem and stripe rust resistance
  • Acid soils tolerance
  • Tolerance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Northern Zone Factsheet

Suntime

Suntime (SUN663A) is an APH quality wheat suited to late April plantings in northern NSW and Queensland, with good resistance and tolerance to root lesion nematodes and resistance to rust.

  • Characteristics
  • Suitable for late April plantings in NSW and Queensland
  • Slightly quicker maturing than Sunzell, with improved yield and stripe rust resistance
  • APH quality classification
  • Good stem, leaf and stripe rust resistance
  • Good tolerance and resistance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Acid soils tolerance
  • Northern Zone Factsheet

Suntop

Long term yield trial results show that Suntop has consistently proven to be the highest yielding APH quality variety for the main season planting window in NSW and Queensland. Suntop also offers a solid disease resistance package including good levels of tolerance to root lesion nematode (P. thornei).

  • Characteristics
  • APH quality classification in NSW and Qld
  • Elite grain yield and broad adaptation
  • Good stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • Suited to main season plantings (mid May onwards)
  • Excellent tolerance and moderate resistance to root lesion nematode (P. Thornei)
  • Good tolerance to acid soils
  • Moderately tolerant of black point
  • South Eastern & Northern Zones Factsheet

Wallup

Wallup has been released primarily for the medium and higher rainfall zones of NSW where it has an APH quality classification; and in north eastern Victoria and the Wimmera where it has an AH classification. Wallup is best suited to growers looking for a variety with exceptional physical grain quality and solid disease resistance.

  • Characteristics
  • Best performance in medium-high rainfall environments
  • Early-mid season maturity
  • Moderately resistant to CCN
  • Good stripe and stem rust resistance
  • High straw strength
  • APH quality classification in southern NSW
  • AH quality classificatin in Victoria and SA