Growers in central Queensland (CQ) know that their environment is unique and requires varieties designed to meet their specific needs. Our breeding program at Narrabri aims to breed improved varieties for all northern regions and developing exceptional varieties for CQ has been a high priority for many years now.
We believe that Suncentral (tested as SUN972V) is a stand-out performer across the northern region, and particularly in CQ where it offers significantly higher yields than other APH quality varieties in the same planting window.
Suncentral is a quick-mid maturing variety, comparable in maturity to LRPB Hellfire, and three days quicker than Suntop. This is an ideal maturity group for CQ and later planting situations throughout the northern region.
While a significant portion of CQ’s grain production is sold to the feed industry, there is still a big advantage to having a variety with an APH quality classification, giving growers access to APH wheat export markets.
We expect Suncentral to establish itself as the new wheat variety benchmark for CQ due to its maturity, exceptionally high yield, APH quality classification, and an excellent disease resistance package.
Commercial quantities of Suncentral may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.
Suncentral is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.
Suncentral 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.
Suncentral growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $3.6/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.