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

Breeders comments

Arising from a Mace backcross, Sting (tested as RAC2559) has emerged out of our breeding program as a high yielding, quicker maturing variety which is particularly suited to the low-medium rainfall environments of WA.

With a maturity very similar to Corack, Sting is well suited to the northern agricultural region and other environments where shorter growing seasons are the norm.

We view Sting as a higher yielding alternative to Corack and LRPB Havoc, whilst offering a complementary variety to use in conjunction with leading variety Scepter. As an alternative to Vixen, Sting offers competitive yields with better stripe rust resistance, and is not as quick to mature, giving Sting a more flexible sowing window.

Sting offers growers a reliable physical grain quality package, with an AH quality classification.

For up to date yield and disease resistance data on Sting, please visit the NVT website.

Seed Availability

Commercial quantities of Sting may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.

Sting is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.


Sting 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.

Sting growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $3.5/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.