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Possible Crop Varieties for 2015

Following is a selection of recently released crop varieties which are worthy of consideration next year.

Wheat

Longreach Trojan

  • Released 2014
  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • APW in southern NSW
  • $4.00/t EPR, no grower to grower trading allowed
  • Similar maturity to Gregory, though limited testing in NSW
  • Stripe Rust resistance MR
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance MS-S
  • Likely to suit higher rainfall environments

Longreach Viking

  • To be released 2015
  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • APH in southern NSW
  • $4.25/t EPR, no grower to grower trading allowed
  • Similar maturity to Gregory
  • Stripe Rust resistance R-MR
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance MS-S
  • Suited to medium to high rainfall areas

Sunmate

  • Released 2014
  • Marketed by AGT
  • AH in southern NSW
  • $3.25/t EPR, ability to share seed between growers
  • Maturity similar to Spitfire
  • Stripe Rust resistance MR
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance S
  • An alternative to Spitfire where harvest threshing is considered an issue

Condo

  • Released 2014
  • Marketed by AGT
  • AH in NSW
  • $3.25/t EPR, ability to share seed between growers
  • Quick maturing variety similar to Livingston or H45
  • Stripe Rust resistance MS-S, will require rust management
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance MS
  • Has performed well in trials
  • Suited to low-medium rainfall environments

Barley

LaTrobe

  • Marketed by Intergrain
  • Undergoing malt accreditation for 2015
  • EPR $4.00, No grower to grower trading
  • Medium to quick maturing variety very similar to Hindmarsh
  • Spot Form Net Blotch S-VS
  • Net Form Net Blotch MR-MS
  • Scald MS
  • Potential replacement for Hindmarsh across broad range of environments, except for undersown pasture
  • Likely to compete better with weeds than Hindmarsh

Canola

Hyola 650 TT

  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • Hybrid Triazine Tolerant
  • Mid maturity alternative to Gem or Hyola 559
  • Claimed Blackleg rating R

Hyola 750 TT

  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • Hybrid Triazine Tolerant
  • Mid-late maturity alternative to Thumper
  • Claimed Blackleg rating R-MR

Hyola 525 RT

  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • Hybrid Dual herbicide trait – Roundup Ready and Triazine Tolerant
  • Mid-season maturity
  • Claimed Blackleg rating R-MR
  • Delivery points and price discount for GM canola need to be considered

Hyola 725 RT

  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • Hybrid Dual herbicide trait – Roundup Ready and Triazine Tolerant
  • Mid-late maturity suits high rainfall areas
  • Claimed Blackleg rating R-MR
  • Delivery points and price discount for GM canola need to be considered

44Y89

  • Marketed by Pioneer
  • Hybrid Clearfield
  • Early mid-season maturity
  • Claimed Blackleg rating R-MR
  • Replacement for 44Y84

44Y26

  • Marketed by Pionieer
  • Hybrid Roundup Ready
  • Early mid-season maturity
  • Claimed Blackleg rating R-MR
  • Delivery points price discount for GM canola need to be considered
  • Replacement for 44Y24

Lupins

PBA Barlock

  • Marketed by Seednet
  • Narrow leaf lupin
  • EPR $2.75, no grower to grower trading permitted
  • Maturity similar to Mandelup
  • Improved tolerance to Metribuzin compared to Mandelup
  • Claimed improvement in pre-harvest shattering compared to Mandelup

Faba Beans

PBA Samira

  • Marketed by Seednet
  • EPR $3.85, no grower to grower trading permitted.
  • Early-mid maturity similar to Farah and Fiesta
  • Aschochyta rating R
  • Chocolate Spot rating MS
  • Seed size larger than Farah/Nura but smaller than Rana

 

Below are some comments on existing varieties based on client observations.

Wheat

Gregory

  • Very consistent variety across a range of soil types and rainfall zones
  • Likely to make up a large percentage of the wheat sown in 2015
  • Appears to maintain grain size in a range of conditions
  • More tolerant of heat at flowering compared to other varieties

Suntop

  • Yields well
  • Tends to have higher screenings compared to Gregory
  • Not suitable for strong country that does not have a full profile of moisture

Livingston

  • Consistent variety for mid-season sowing
  • Has performed well in a range of conditions
  • Only MR-MS for Stripe Rust

Spitfire

  • Reliable yield for later sowing
  • Tends to have relatively high protein
  • Difficult to thresh

Wedgetail

  • Main early sown grazing variety
  • Traditionally has performed well, but has been badly affected by BYDV in 2014
  • For 2015, area should be minimised and aphids managed

Canola

Gem

  • Has performed consistently well
  • Yield limited by lack of moisture in 2014

ATR Bonito

  • Yielded consistently well with relatively high oil
  • Likely to make up a large percentage of canola area in 2015

ATR Wahoo

  • Significantly longer season than ATR Gem and ATR Bonito
  • Appears to have high yield potential.
  • Limited by moisture in 2014
  • Possibly too late maturing for west of the Olympic Way

Stingray

  • Variable performance in 2015 due to maturity and environment rather than variety
  • Has the genetic potential to yield up to 2.0 t/ha
  • May have inadvertently suffered Clethodim damage in some areas during 2015 due to rapid advancement through the growth stages.

45Y88

  • Has high yield potential
  • Competitive with weeds
  • Seed costs increase business risk

Brown Manure Peas

Morgan

  • Not favoured by seed growers due to low grain yield
  • Long season, competitive with high dry matter production
  • Works well as brown manure

Parafield

  • Earlier maturing than Morgan
  • Reasonable dry matter production
  • Reasonable brown manure variety

Percy

  • Early maturity limits dry matter production
  • Requires early spraying to prevent grain forming in pods
  • Not ideal for brown manure