For many years LRPB Lancer has been a favoured variety for growers in NSW and Queensland for planting opportunities in the last week of April through to mid May. Not so much for its yield performance, but more for its yield stability, disease resistance, adaptability and short plant type. Sundancer combines this dependability with substantial increases in grain yield.
Sundancer (tested as SUN1161A) has delivered excellent yield performance in AGT trials for the past five years. Its performance compared with it’s main parent LRPB Lancer has been a standout, delivering consistently higher yields. This performance jump was reflected in the early season 2022 NVT results, where Sundancer delivered over 15% more grain yield than LRPB Lancer across NSW and Queensland.
Sundancer provides a solid disease resistance package for growers, with strong stripe rust resistance a huge benefit in a high disease pressure year like 2022.
Sundancer is a mid-slow maturing variety suited to late April and early May plantings, with a relative maturity very similar to LRPB Lancer in this planting window. When sown later into May, Sundancer is slightly quicker to reach head emergence than LRPB Lancer. The plant type is not quite as short as LRPB Lancer but it has shown better straw strength. Sundancer also has a longer coleoptile than LRPB Lancer and other early season varieties.
AGT is proud to offer Sundancer to growers in New South Wales and Queensland, providing an exciting combination of elite yield, APH quality, robust disease resistance, good lodging tolerance and a longer coleoptile in a slower maturing variety.
Commercial quantities of Sundancer may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.
Sundancer is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.
Sundancer 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.
Sundancer 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.