Ballista

Ballista (tested as RAC2598) has been released off the back of outstanding results in our yield trials over many years, offering very high and stable yields in SA and Victoria, particularly for Mallee environments where AH quality, CCN resistance and Mace type maturity are attributes that growers are looking for.

  • Characteristics
  • Improved yield over Scepter and Vixen in the Mallee
  • Quick-mid maturity, slightly quicker than Mace
  • AH quality classification in SA, Vic and southern NSW
  • Stable yield across a range of environmental conditions
  • CCN resistance equal to Scepter and Mace
  • SA, Vic Factsheet

Beckom

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.

  • Characteristics
  • Very high and stable grain yield
  • Mid season maturity
  • Acid soil tolerance
  • AH quality classification
  • Excellent CCN resistance
  • Boron tolerance
  • Good resistance to stem and stripe rust
  • Short, conservative plant type

Catapult

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

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

Coolah

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

Coota

Coota (V10100-064), bred by our team at Wagga Wagga, has been released to offer growers an earlier sowing, APH quality wheat variety that maintains high yield potential across NSW.

  • Characteristics
  • Highest yielding APH variety in early sown trials for southern NSW
  • Slow maturity, suited to end of April-beginning of May sowing
  • APH quality classification in southern NSW (northern NSW pending) with low screenings and high test weights
  • Very high grain yield and broad adaptation
  • Short plant height
  • Alternative to LRPB Lancer, EGA Gregory, Coolah and LRPB Flanker
  • southern NSW Factsheet

Cutlass

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.

  • Characteristics
  • Now APWN quality classification in WA
  • Maturity similar to Yitpi
  • Higher yielding than other mid-late maturing varieties
  • Good rust resistance
  • CCN resistant
  • Boron tolerant
  • Better yellow leaf spot resistance than Yitpi
  • APW in SA/Vic, AH in southern NSW, APH in northern NSW

Denison

Denison (WAGT734) has been developed by our Northam (WA) breeding team and has emerged out of a Mace/Corack cross. Denison is a slow-very slow spring wheat, a maturity that is very uncommon, but fits the sowing window of mid April in most parts of WA, SA and Victoria.

  • Characteristics
  • Very unique 'slow-very slow' spring maturity
  • Best suited to mid and late April sowings
  • Highly competitive yield when sown early
  • Wide adaptation, suits most regions of WA, SA and Victoria
  • APW quality classification in WA, SA and Victoria
  • WA Factsheet
  • SA, Vic Factsheet

Scepter

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

Sting

Sting is a high yielding, quicker maturing variety, particularly suited to the low-medium rainfall environments of WA.

  • Characteristics
  • Quick-mid maturity, similar to Corack
  • Suited to low-medium rainfall areas of WA, particulary the northern agricultural region
  • AH quality classification in WA
  • High yielding alternative to Corack, Vixen and LRPB Havoc
  • Quicker maturing compliment to Scepter
  • WA Factsheet

Suncentral

Suncentral (tested as SUN972V) is a stand-out performer across the northern region, but particularly in central Queensland where it offers significantly higher yields than other APH quality varieties in the same planting window. Suncentral is quicker maturing than it's parent Suntop, making it an ideal choice for central Queensland and later planting situations throughout all of the northern region.

  • Characteristics
  • An ideal variety for central Queensland
  • Exceptional yield performance
  • Quick-mid maturity, suitable for main season plantings
  • APH quality classification
  • Very good tolerance to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Small improvement in grain size over Suntop
  • nNSW, QLD Factsheet

Sunchaser

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

Sunflex

Sunflex (tested as SUN862I) is a great fit for the 'early' planting window in NSW and Queensland, maturing slower than LRPB Lancer. Sunflex offers competitive yields and an excellent physical grain quality package, with an APH classification in the Northern Zone and AH classification in the South Eastern Zone.

  • Characteristics
  • Slow maturity, suits mid-late April planting window
  • Particularly well suited to high yield potential environments
  • Consistently large seed size with low screenings
  • Moderately long coleoptile compared to other early season varieties
  • Moderately short plant height, only slightly taller than LRPB Lancer
  • APH quality classification in northern NSW/QLD
  • AH quality classification in southern NSW
  • NSW, QLD Factsheet

Sunmaster

Sunmaster (tested as SUN972P) has been released on the back of outstanding results in AGT yield trials, out-yielding it's parent Suntop by 6-9% across NSW and Queensland. Sunmaster shares many similarities with Suntop, with an APH quality classification, wide adaptation and mid season maturity. Sunmaster can be viewed as a genuine Suntop replacement.

  • Characteristics
  • Outstanding grain yield, 6-9% higher than Suntop
  • APH quality classification
  • Similar maturity & planting window as Suntop
  • Shorter plant type than Suntop, with good lodging tolerance
  • Good tolerance to crown rot and RLN (P. thornei)
  • NSW, QLD Factsheet

Sunmax

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)

Sunprime

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)