AGT Katana

AGT Katana was bred to combine the exceptional quality characteristics of Kukri with the high grain yield potential of Tammin. Across southern production zones, AGT Katana has produced relatively stable yields, comparable to Wyalkatchem.

  • Characteristics
  • Early-mid season maturity
  • Very good grain size and test weight
  • Good powdery mildew resistance
  • Easily distinguished by purple auricles
  • AH quality classification in Southern Zone, APW in Western Zone

AGT Scythe

AGT Scythe was released primarily for the lower rainfall environments of SA and WA, where its yield potential was competitive to the common varieties grown at the time. Since release, AGT Scythe has been outclassed by newer varieties.

  • Characteristics
  • Early-mid season maturity
  • Adapted to low to medium rainfall environments of southern Australia
  • Excellent tolerance to black point
  • APW quality classification in Southern Zone

Axe

Axe is a very early maturing wheat suited to southern Australia, performing best in years and locations suffering from terminal drought stress. An option for growers in shorter growing season environments or those looking for a late sowing option. Parent to new Clearfield variety Hatchet CL Plus.

  • Characteristics
  • Very early maturity
  • Best relative yield under drought stress
  • Excellent stripe rust resistance
  • Good grain size
  • Susceptible to pre-harvest sprouting
  • AH quality classification in Southern Zone

Barham

Barham is a mid season maturing, awnless soft quality wheat suited to biscuit manufacture. Barham is primarily suited to medium to high rainfall environments, long season areas, or under irrigation where its strong straw proves to be an advantage.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid season maturing wheat, similar to Bowie
  • Suited to medium to high rainfall areas
  • Awnless
  • Strong straw, suits growing in an irrigated system
  • ASF quality classification in Southern and South Eastern Zones

Bolac

Bolac is a mid to late maturing wheat suited to the medium to high rainfall environments of Victoria, particularly the Western District where it has been one of the leading AH varieties grown. Bolac also suits the irrigation areas of southern NSW, where its strong straw helps to resist lodging in high production systems.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-late season maturity, suited to medium to high rainfall areas and irrigation
  • Strong straw
  • May produce grain with high levels of screenings if sown later than optimal (mid may onwards)
  • APH quality classification in South Eastern Zone, AH in Southern Zone

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

Carinya

Carinya was derived from Janz, and was released primarily as a Janz replacement for NSW. Carinya has largely been replaced by newer Janz type wheats Merinda and more recently Elmore CL Plus.

  • Characteristics
  • Suits main season plantings in NSW
  • Similar maturity to Janz
  • AH quality classification in Northern, South Eastern and Southern Zones

Chopper

Chopper is a very early maturing triticale with significantly shorter plant height than other commonly grown varieties. Chopper is highly suited to shorter season environments and performs best relative to other varieties in drought stressed conditions.

  • Characteristics
  • Very early maturity
  • A Speedee replacement, with CCN resistance
  • Suited to shorter season environments
  • Excellent grain yield in drought stressed conditions
  • Semi-dwarf in height, which can reduce the risk of lodging
  • Very good physical grain quality

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

Correll

Derived from a cross between Yitpi and elite breeding line RAC875, Correll is a mid season maturing wheat suited to SA and Victoria. Correll produces grain with inherently low relative test weights, and therefore has been largely replaced by lower risk alternatives.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid season maturity
  • CCN resistant
  • Tolerant of boron toxicity
  • Produces grain with low relative test weights
  • Susceptible/very susceptible to yellow leaf spot
  • AH quality classification in Southern Zone

Ellison

Ellison is a mid season maturing variety derived from Suneca and was released primarily for growers in northern NSW and Queensland looking for an APH quality variety with good yellow leaf spot and rust resistance.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid season maturity
  • Good relative sprouting tolerance
  • Good yellow leaf spot resistance
  • APH quality classification in Northern and South Eastern Zones

Espada

A sister line to Gladius, Espada was selected as a later maturing alternative to Gladius, suited to medium to high yield potential environments of South Australia, Victoria and southern NSW.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid season maturity, slightly later than Gladius
  • Best performance in medium to high yield potential areas
  • Tolerant of boron toxicity
  • Good stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • Susceptible to pre-harvest sprouting
  • AH quality classification in South Eastern Zone, APW in Southern Zone

Estoc

Due to its longer season maturity and relatively high level of pre-harvest sprouting tolerance, Estoc is suited to areas that are at risk of experiencing rain at harvest. Estoc, like Yitpi, is photoperiod responsive, providing a later flowering option for use in frost risk management strategies.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-late maturity (around 2 days earlier than Yitpi)
  • Higher level of sprouting tolerance than Yitpi
  • Good stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • Moderately resistant to CCN
  • Tolerant to boron toxicity
  • APW quality classification in SA and Victoria

Fang

Fang was derived from a cross between Stylet and Annuello, and was released primarily as a mid-late maturing variety for the longer growing season environments of WA to assist in managing the risk associated with frosts, but has now been superceded by superior varieties.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-late season maturity, similar to Yitpi
  • An option for managing the risk associated with frosts
  • Best suited to longer season environments
  • Tolerant of boron toxicity
  • APW quality classification in Western Zone

Gladius

Gladius was selected under drought stressed conditions experienced in southern Australia. Gladius therefore tends to perform best relative to other varieties in years which experience drought stress. A major parent of Clearfield variety Kord CL Plus.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid season maturity
  • Performs well under drought stress
  • Tolerant of boron toxicity
  • Susceptible to pre-harvest sprouting
  • AH quality classification in Southern Zone

H45

H45 was a fast maturing, high yielding wheat variety popular in central and southern NSW. H45 has good resistance to yellow leaf spot, but is very susceptible to stripe rust and has been superceded by safer variety options.

  • Characteristics
  • Early maturity
  • Well adapted to central and southern NSW
  • AH quality classification in South Eastern and Northern Zones
  • Good resistance to yellow leaf spot
  • Very susceptible to stripe rust

H46

H46 was derived from H45 and was released as a more rust resistant replacement for H45. H46 is most suited to central and southern NSW or areas where H45 has successfully been grown. H46 has an APW quality classification in the South Eastern and Northern Zones.

  • Characteristics
  • Early maturity, similar to H45
  • Similar yield as H45
  • APW quality classification in South Eastern and Northern Zones

Hawkeye

A grain only triticale, released as a Tahara replacement, Hawkeye offers excellent yield stability and adaptability, combined with excellent grain size over a broad range of environments.

  • Characteristics
  • Broadly adapted
  • Mid season maturity
  • Good level of rust resistance
  • Very good physical grain quality
  • CCN resistant
  • Grain only triticale, not recommended for grazing

Hyperno

Hyperno is derived from Tamaroi and a Kalka sister line, and has demonstrated high and stable grain yields across SA and NSW durum growing regions over a number of years. Hyperno performs particularly well under higher yielding environments.

  • Characteristics
  • High-yielding across all durum growing areas
  • Mid-season maturity
  • Excellent stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • Good level of sprouting tolerance
  • Very good semolina and pasta making quality
  • ADR quality classification
  • Very susceptible to crown rot

Jaywick

Jaywick is a broadly adapted, mid season maturing triticale variety that demonstrates its best yield potential in mid to high yield potential areas of Victoria and NSW, and produces excellent grain size.

  • Characteristics
  • Broadly adapted triticale
  • Mid season maturity
  • Good level of rust resistance
  • Very good physical grain quality
  • CCN resistant
  • Grain only, not recommended for grazing

Justica CL Plus

Justica CL Plus is a Clearfield® variety best suited to the medium to high yield potential areas of SA, Victoria and WA. Justica CL Plus produces grain with relatively low test weight and therefore has largely been superceded by its sister line Grenade CL Plus, which addresses this issue.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid season maturity, similar to Correll
  • Well adapted to medium-high rainfall environments
  • Excellent stem rust resistance
  • APW quality classification in WA, SA and Victoria
  • Produces grain with relatively low test weight

Kalka

Kalka is a durum variety suited to South Australian conditions, where its boron tolerance is an advantage. Kalka has been replaced by better performing varieties in South Australian durum growing areas.

  • Characteristics
  • Early to mid season maturity
  • Tolerant to boron toxic soils
  • Good resistance to yellow leaf spot

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

Livingston

Livingston is derived from a cross involving Sunvale, and was released as a higher yielding alternative for Ventura in areas that are not constrained by acid soils.

  • Characteristics
  • Early maturing, main season wheat for NSW
  • Alternative to Ventura
  • Intermediate tolerance to Root Lesion Nematode (P. Thornei)
  • AH quality classification in NSW and Queensland

Marombi

Marombi is an awnless dual purpose winter wheat suited to early sowings or long season environments. Marombi has largely been replaced by the variety Naparoo.

  • Characteristics
  • Awness
  • Winter wheat, suitable for grazing and grain recovery
  • ASW quality classification in NSW

Merinda

Merinda is an AH variety, suiting the main season planting window in NSW, and was released as a Carinya and Janz replacement for these areas.

  • Characteristics
  • Suits main season planting
  • Carinya and Janz replacement
  • Good black point resistance
  • AH quality classification in NSW

Pugsley

Pugsley is a mid to mate maturing variety derived from Frame, which showed high yields throughout South Australia at time of release, but has now been outclassed by superior varieties.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid to late maturity, similar to Yitpi
  • Long coleoptile
  • Good early vigour
  • APW quality classification in SA
  • Susceptible to CCN and yellow leaf spot

Saintly

Saintly is an early maturing durum that is well suited to southern production zones that are at risk of experiencing a sharp finish to the growing season, while still performing well in more favourable environments. In the event of severe grain yield loss through frost, crown rot or terminal drought, Saintly is suitable for hay production due to its tip-awned characteristic.

  • Characteristics
  • High relative yields in tough finishes to the season
  • Early maturing, around 7 days earlier than Hyperno
  • Tip-awned, allowing for hay production
  • Very good semolina and pasta making quality
  • ADR quality classification in SA and Victoria
  • Very susceptible to crown rot

Shield

Shield was developed from a complex breeding strategy which aimed to combine multiple sources of rust resistance with CCN resistance and elite quality. Shield is an attractive option to growers looking for a low maintenance variety to spread production risk in their cropping program.

  • Characteristics
  • Exceptional stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • AH quality classification in SA and Victoria
  • Moderately resistant to CCN
  • Early-mid season maturity, similar to Mace
  • Moderate test weights and screenings loss

Sunguard

Sunguard was released for NSW and Queensland growers looking for a low risk option, offering competitive yields along with high level of Root Lesion Nematode (P. thornei) tolerance and crown rot tolerance as good as currently available.

  • Characteristics
  • Suits main season planting window
  • Crown rot tolerance as good as EGA Wylie
  • High level of Root Lesion Nematode tolerance
  • Very good rust resistance
  • AH quality classification in NSW and Queensland

Sunvex

Sunvex was released as a Sunvale replacement for NSW and Queensland, offering good rust resistance, yellow leaf spot resistance and APH quality.

  • Characteristics
  • Derived from Sunvale, with similar maturity
  • Good rust resistance
  • Good level of resistance to yellow leaf spot
  • APH quality classification in northern NSW and Queensland

Sunzell

Sunzell was released for early sowing opportunities in NSW and Queensland, and was derived from a cross involving Sunbrook and Sunstate. Sunzell offers good resistance to Septoria tritici blotch and is acid soil tolerant.

  • Characteristics
  • Best suited to early sowings in NSW and Queensland
  • Good Septoria tritici blotch resistance
  • Acid soil tolerant
  • APH quality classification in southern NSW
  • AH quality classification in northern NSW and Queensland

Ventura

Ventura has good tolerance to acid soils, and therefore is best suited to areas of NSW that are constrained by this problem. Ventura was derived from a cross involving Sunvale and Rowan.

  • Characteristics
  • Suits main season planting window
  • Tolerant of acid soils
  • AH quality classification in NSW

Waagan

Waagan is a very early maturing wheat variety, similar to H45, showing best performance in low yielding environments of southern NSW.

  • Characteristics
  • Very early maturity, similar to H45
  • Best suited to low to medium yield potential environments of southern NSW
  • ASW quality classification in South Eastern and Southern Zones

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

Yenda

Yenda is a mid to late season maturing, awned soft quality wheat suited to biscuit manufacture. Yenda is primarily suited to medium to high rainfall environments, longer season areas or under irrigated production systems.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-late maturing, flowering 3-6 days later than Barham and Bowie
  • Soft quality with awned heads
  • Suited to medium to high rainfall areas
  • Strong straw, performs well under irrigation

Young

Young has performed best in low and medium rainfall environments of southern Australia, particularly where yellow leaf spot and/or CCN can limit production. Young also offers tolerance to acid soils and good resistance to black point at harvest.

  • Characteristics
  • AH quality classification in SA, Victoria and southern NSW
  • CCN resistant
  • Effective yellow leaf spot resistance, suits wheat on wheat production
  • Good resistance to black point
  • Acid soils tolerant
  • Early to mid season maturity

Zebu

A main season wheat with good straw strength, Zebu was selected to be well suited to the high rainfall areas of northern NSW, particularly the Liverpool Plains and areas under irrigation. Zebu produces grain with excellent test weight and size, but of feed quality.

  • Characteristics
  • High yield potential under favourable conditions
  • Mid season maturity, to suit the main season sowing window in NSW
  • Excellent physical grain quality, suitable for high quality feed grain production
  • Good straw strength and tolerance to shattering at harvest

Zulu

Zulu is a main season feed quality durum variety suited to the high rainfall areas of northern NSW, particularly the Liverpool Plains. Zulu produces good sized grain with low screenings and high test weights, suitable for high quality feed.

  • Characteristics
  • High yield potential under dryland and irrigated production systems
  • Excellent rust resistance
  • Mid season maturity
  • Very good physical grain quality, suitable for high quality feed grain production
  • Feed quality classification in NSW and Queensland