Beckom (V06008-14) is a mid season maturing AH wheat suited to the medium-high yield potential environments of south west NSW, Victoria and SA. Beckom carries good resistance to acid soils as well as boron toxic soils, and suits mid season sowings.


Catapult (RAC2484) may be viewed as a 'longer season' Scepter, with a mid-slow maturity allowing growers to achieve Scepter-like yields when sown in late April. Catapult offers a unique mix of features to growers, combining this maturity type with yellow leaf spot resistance, CCN resistance and AH quality (in WA/SA/Vic/sNSW).

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-slow maturity, with a very flexible sowing window
  • Safer option for sowing dry when germination date is unknown
  • Wide adaptation, will fit the front end of most growers' cropping programs
  • Good pre-harvest sprouting tolerance, better than LRPB Trojan and Rockstar
  • Excellent choice for wheat on wheat situations
  • Better CCN resistance than LRPB Trojan and Rockstar
  • Very good physical grain characteristics with an AH quality classification (WA, SA, Vic, southern NSW)
  • SA, Vic, sNSW Factsheet
  • WA Factsheet


Condo is well adapted to low and medium rainfall regions of south and central west NSW. Condo has consistently yielded well in low-medium rainfall environments and offers very good physical grain quality.

  • Characteristics
  • Elite yielding 'quick' maturing variety for south and central west NSW
  • High and stable grain yield in low-medium rainfall areas
  • Excellent physical grain quality package
  • AH quality classification
  • Good stem and leaf rust resistance
  • Good CCN and black point resistance
  • Tolerant of acid soils
  • Moderately susceptible/susceptible to stripe rust
  • South Eastern & Northern Zones Factsheet


Coolah (V07176-69) is a higher yielding and more disease resistant alternative to its parent, EGA Gregory. It is well adapted to environments across NSW and QLD, where it has performed well across a range of soil types. Coolah produces large and consistent grain size, resulting in low screenings loss and high test weight.

  • Characteristics
  • EGA Gregory alternative
  • Improved lodging tolerance over EGA Gregory
  • APH in NSW & QLD
  • Highly competitive grain yield and broad adaptation
  • Suited to end of April-beginning of May plantings
  • Excellent stem and leaf rust resistance
  • Tolerance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Good tolerance to acid soils
  • Low screenings and high test weights
  • NSW & Queensland Factsheet


Cutlass (RAC2069) is a mid to late maturing, photoperiod sensitive wheat, which may be used as a management tool for frost avoidance (like Yitpi and Estoc). Cutlass is suitable as an earlier sowing compliment to Mace; or an alternative to Yitpi, Estoc, Trojan and Magenta.


Tested as RAC2341, Longsword is a very unique wheat variety, being a fast maturing winter wheat. A vernalisation or 'cold' requirement means it has a wide sowing window, but like its parent Mace, progresses through grain fill quite quickly relative to other varieties. Longsword is deliverable as FEED only in all regions.

  • Characteristics
  • a unique 'quick' maturing dual purpose wheat
  • Wide sowing window, most suited to April sowings
  • Widely adapted but mainly suits low-medium rainfall environments
  • Good physical grain quality package with low screenings and high test weights
  • Excellent stem and stripe rust resistance
  • Good yellow leaf spot resistance
  • FEED quality classification in all regions
  • WA, SA, Vic, NSW Factsheet


Mace has been the leading wheat variety in both WA and SA in recent seasons. Mace has broad adaptation, consistently high relative yield under a wide range of conditions, and is less susceptible to downgrading at receival due to black point, pre-harvest sprouting or screenings losses than many other varieties.

  • Characteristics
  • The benchmark for yield across southern Australian cropping districts
  • Good yellow leaf rust resistance
  • Susceptible/very susceptible to WA+Yr17 stripe rust in SA and Victoria
  • Excellent stripe rust resistance in WA
  • Intermediate level of resistance to CCN
  • Tolerant of boron toxicity
  • AH quality classification in WA, SA, Vic and southern NSW


Tested as QT14381, Mitch is a high yielding variety best suited to late April-early May planting in northern NSW/Qld. Mitch may also have an application in this planting window where yellow leaf spot and crown rot are limitations to crop production.

  • Characteristics
  • Mid-late maturity, suiting late April-early May planting in northern NSW/Qld
  • Elite yielding variety for this planting window
  • Good stem rust resistance
  • One of the best levels of resistance to crown rot avaialble for this planting window
  • Moderately resistant to black point
  • Good straw strength, suitable for irrigation
  • Lower EPR rate than other new varieties in this planting window
  • AH quality classification in Northern Zone


Derived from leading variety Mace, Scepter (RAC2182) shares a similar adaptation profile to Mace, but offers increased yield and improved stripe rust resistance (in SA, Vic and NSW). Scepter may also be suitable for wheat on wheat situations due to YLS and CCN resistance.

  • Characteristics
  • Mace replacement
  • Improved yield over Mace
  • AH quality classification
  • Early-mid season maturity, slightly later than Mace
  • Good physical grain package
  • CCN and yellow leaf spot resistance equal to Mace
  • Improved leaf rust resistance over Mace
  • Improved stripe rust resistance over Mace in SA, Vic & southern NSW
  • Western Zone Factsheet
  • Southern Zone Factsheet
  • South Eastern Zone Factsheet


Tested as SUN843E, Sunchaser may be viewed as a 'safer Suntop', offering a much lower risk of screenings, whilst retaining its very wide adaptation, yield and agronomic suitability for QLD and NSW.

  • Characteristics
  • A lower risk alternative to Suntop, Reliant and Spitfire
  • Excellent grain size, reduced levels of screenings
  • APH quality classification (QLD/NSW)
  • Suited to the main season planting window
  • Slightly faster maturity than Suntop and Reliant
  • Moderately long coleoptile
  • Northern NSW, QLD Factsheet


Sunmate is closely related to the successful variety Suntop, but is around 4 days earlier maturing, similar to Spitfire. Like Suntop, Sunmate produces very high yields but is best suited to planting from mid-June onwards.

  • Characteristics
  • Early maturing, similar to Spitfire
  • Best returning 'quick' APH variety in Northern Zone
  • APH quality classification in Northern Zone
  • Broad adaptation, suited to mid-late season plantings
  • Very high grain yield in this planting window
  • Excellent tolerance and moderate resistance to root lesion nematode (P. Thornei)
  • Moderately resistant of black point
  • South Eastern & Northern Zones Factsheet


With an APH classification and slow maturity, Sunmax (SUN714B) is one of the best planting options for the Northern Zone when there is an early break in the season. Sunmax is a long season spring wheat, slower in maturity than Sunbri and Sunzell but slightly quicker than Sunbrook.

  • Characteristics
  • Long season maturity, best suited to mid April plantings in Northern Zone
  • APH quality classification in the Northern Zone
  • Good stem and stripe rust resistance
  • Acid soils tolerance
  • Tolerance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Northern NSW & QLD Factsheet


Sunprime (tested as SUN803U) is a relatively fast maturing APH wheat that gives NSW and Queensland growers the opportunity to plant later in the main season sowing window. Sunprime may be viewed as a higher yielding alternative to popular variety Spitfire.

  • Characteristics
  • New release, available for 2019 plantings
  • APH quality classification in QLD & NSW
  • Early-mid maturing, similar to Spitfire, Sunmate and Mustang
  • Highest yielding APH variety in this maturity group
  • Ability to maintain yield under tough conditions
  • Good RLN tolerance (P. thornei)
  • NSW & QLD Factsheet


Suntime (SUN663A) is an APH quality wheat suited to late April plantings in northern NSW and Queensland, with good resistance and tolerance to root lesion nematodes and resistance to rust.

  • Characteristics
  • Suitable for late April plantings in NSW and Queensland
  • Slightly quicker maturing than Sunzell, with improved yield and stripe rust resistance
  • APH quality classification
  • Good stem, leaf and stripe rust resistance
  • Good tolerance and resistance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Acid soils tolerance
  • Northern Zone Factsheet


Long term yield trial results show that Suntop has consistently proven to be the highest yielding APH quality variety for the main season planting window in NSW and Queensland. Suntop also offers a solid disease resistance package including good levels of tolerance to root lesion nematode (P. thornei).

  • Characteristics
  • APH quality classification in NSW and Qld
  • Elite grain yield and broad adaptation
  • Good stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance
  • Suited to main season plantings (mid May onwards)
  • Excellent tolerance and moderate resistance to root lesion nematode (P. Thornei)
  • Good tolerance to acid soils
  • Moderately tolerant of black point
  • South Eastern & Northern Zones Factsheet