We have had great success working with a germplasm pool that heavily features the famous WA-bred variety Wyalkatchem, delivering Mace, and then Scepter to growers. Through the success of these landmark varieties, we have been able to increase our investment into breeding, with the intention to round out our portfolio of varieties to provide an offering for all unique wheat growing regions and use patterns in Australia.
Denison (tested as WAGT734) has emerged out of a Mace cross, bred by our team based in Northam. It caught our attention with its slow-very slow spring maturity, which is unique compared to other varieties currently available to growers. Up until now, there has been a gap in suitable wheat varieties for the sowing opportunity between early April (winter wheats) and late April/early May (mid-slow spring wheats). Although the mid to late April planting opportunity may only account for a small percentage of the total sowing programme, we are very proud to offer a well-adapted and suitable variety for this purpose.
Denison offers good physical grain quality, solid disease package for wheat-on-wheat situations and has an APW quality classification in WA.
Commercial quantities of Denison may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.
Denison is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.
Denison 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.
Denison growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $3.4/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.