Leverage represents the next yield jump in a line of breeding that stretches back to EGA Gregory. In 2004 EGA Gregory was released as a high yielding, well adapted variety for NSW and Queensland. While EGA Gregory quickly gained favour with farmers, wheat breeders were also finding great success with EGA Gregory as a parent. The result was that from 2015 to 2019 no less than seven varieties were released that had EGA Gregory in their parentage.
Leverage possesses a good dose of EGA Gregory genetics through its parent Coolah and builds upon the yield potential of both. Across AGT long term breeding trials and the 2022 NVT trials, Leverage has been dominant in its yield performance, beating competitor varieties in the early planting window by more than 10%.
Leverage has a rating of MRMS for stripe rust which is a step up on varieties like Coolah, Coota and EGA Gregory. Leverage is also rated MRMS to yellow leaf spot, which is an uncommon rating for varieties that are well adapted to NSW and Queensland.
With a combination of exceptionally high yield, APH classification, favourable grain quality characteristics, sound disease resistance and mid-slow maturity suited to late April and early May plantings, Leverage will be a terrific addition to farming enterprises in NSW and Queensland.
Commercial quantities of Leverage may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.
Leverage is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.
Leverage 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.
Leverage growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $4/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.