Being very closely related to Mace, Hammer CL Plus (tested as OAGT0016) shares a similar maturity and sowing window, as well as wide adaptation and suitability to southern cropping regions. Hammer CL Plus has finer, and therefore weaker straw than Mace, so growers may observe some leaning or lodging when Hammer CL Plus is grown in higher yielding situations.
Along with having an AH quality classification in Victoria, Hammer CL Plus produces grain with low screenings losses and high test weights.
Hammer CL Plus also offers one of the best disease resistance packages in a Clearfield® variety, and with good levels of resistance to both CCN and yellow leaf spot, lends itself to wheat-on-wheat situations which is common practice in low-medium rainfall environments.
Hammer CL Plus has 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. Intervix® herbicide is available via the Clearfield® Agricentre Agency system, administered by BASF. For more information visit www.crop-solutions.basf.com.au or Toll Free 1800 558 399.
Commercial quantities of Hammer CL Plus may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.
Seed of Hammer CL Plus cannot be legally traded between growers. The sale or trade of seed of Hammer CL Plus ‘farmer to farmer’ is an infringement of Australian Law under the Plant Breeders Rights ACT of 1994.
Hammer CL Plus 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.
Hammer CL Plus growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $4.25/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting. (*$3.70/tonne AGT breeder royalty, $0.55/tonne BASF technical fee).