Our portfolio of milling quality, white grained wheat varieties consists of suitable variety choices for the majority of the Australian cropping zones.
'CL Plus' wheat varieties have been specifically developed to carry two genes for tolerance to Clearfield® Intervix® herbicide. Intervix® is a member of the imidazolinone chemical family with Group B mode of action, offering one-pass post-emergent knockdown and residual control of many major grass and broadleaf weeds including brome grass, barley grass, wild oat, Indian hedge mustard, muskweed, wild radish, wild turnip, and suppression of annual ryegrass.
Dual Purpose Wheat
Dual purpose varieties are typically late maturing spring wheats or winter wheats that are best adapted to longer season, mid-high rainfall environments. These varieties remain vegetative for a long period of time, providing early winter grazing opportunities by livestock before allowing the crop to recover to produce grain.
Barley is the second largest cereal crop in Australia, and is grown for either use in malting or as stock-feed.
Australian durum production is predominantly confined to the more reliable, higher production environments of northern NSW and SA, where high yielding, high quality grain suitable for pasta making is achievable.
Lupin is Australia's largest pulse crop, with the majority of the production being grown in Western Australia. The main type of lupin grown in Australia is narrow-leaf lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), also known as Australian sweet lupin.
Triticale varieties are generally grown to produce high quality stock feed, are adapted to a wide range of soil types and environments, but perform particularly well compared to other cereal crops on less favourable, hostile soil types such as high and low pH, boron toxic soils, and soils that are prone to waterlogging. Triticale also has a very active root system, helping the crop to perform in light, sandy soils which may be nutrient deficient.
While no longer actively marketed and promoted, you will still find most of these varieties grown somewhere in Australia. These varieties have all contributed to the success of the Australian grains industry over the years, and many have been used as parents for our newer, improved varieties.