• A very high and stable yielding alternative to PBA Jurien and Mandelup
  • Widely adapted but particularly well adapted to the northern and central wheatbelt of WA
  • Metribuzin tolerant
  • Reduced risk of seed splitting compared with PBA Jurien
  • Moderately resistant to stem Phomopsis
  • Good CMV resistance
  • Slightly quicker maturity relative to PBA Jurien, slightly slower than Mandelup

Breeders comments

Gidgee (tested as AGTP0013) offers growers an elite yielding alternative to PBA Jurien, Coyote and Mandelup.

Best suited to the northern and central growing regions of WA, Gidgee offers a sound agronomic package with a lower risk of split seed compared with PBA Jurien and some other varieties, which may help in reducing the risk of poor establishment the following season.

Due to improved stem Phomopsis resistance over Coyote, Gidgee offers peace of mind to growers in higher rainfall area or areas where summer rainfall has been received when grazing stubbles.

The naming convention we have selected for our lupin varieties is Western Australian gold mines, with 'Gidgee' being a mine located north of the Gold Fields town of Sandstone.

For full details download the Gidgee fact sheet

Seed Availability

Commercial quantities of Gidgee may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.

Gidgee is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.

PBR and EPR

Gidgee is protected by Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) and all production (except seed saved for planting) is liable to an End Point Royalty (EPR), which funds future plant breeding.

Gidgee growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $4.5/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.