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New Crop Varieties for 2016

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

WHEAT

Beckom

  • Released for 2016
  • Marketed by AGT
  • AH in southern NSW
  • $3.25/t EPR, with ability to share seed between growers
  • Similar maturity to Suntop, slightly quicker than Gregory. Flexible maturity
  • Stripe Rust resistance  MR-MS, so may require rust management
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance  MS-S
  • Limited testing in NSW

Longreach Flanker

  • Released for 2016
  • Marketed by Pacific Seeds
  • APH in southern NSW
  • $4.00/t EPR, no grower to grower trading allowed
  • Bred from Gregory, with similar maturity and plant type. Flexible maturity
  • Stripe Rust resistance R-MR
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance MS-S
  • Claimed yield improvement over Gregory, claimed grain size benefits compared to Suntop

Scepter

  • Released for 2016
  • Marketed by AGT
  • AH in southern NSW
  • $3.25/t EPR, with ability to share seed between growers
  • Maturity likely to be between Suntop and Spitfire
  • Stripe Rust resistance MS-S, so may require rust management
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance MR-MS, which may suit wheat-on-wheat situations
  • Bred from Mace, upright plant type with good harvest index. Limited testing in NSW

Hatchet CL Plus

  • Released for 2016
  • Marketed by AGT
  • AH in southern NSW
  • $4.05/t EPR (includes Clearfield licence), no grower to grower trading allowed
  • Very fast maturing, similar to Axe
  • Stripe Rust resistance  MR
  • Yellow Leaf Spot resistance S
  • Tolerant to Intervix herbicide, which may provide an option if Group B chemical residues are an issue
  • Very susceptible to pre-harvest sprouting, similar to Lincoln and Axe

CANOLA

ATR Mako

  • Marketed by Nuseed
  • $5.00/t EPR, with ability to share seed between growers
  • OP Triazine Tolerant
  • Mid maturity alternative to ATR Gem
  • Claimed Blackleg rating  MR

IH51RR

  • Marketed by Bayer
  • Hybrid Roundup Ready
  • Mid maturity similar to ATR Gem
  • Claimed Blackleg rating  MR
  • Contains shatter resistance trait called PodGuard  for delayed windrowing or direct harvesting
  • Delivery points and price reductions for GM canola need to be considered.

Monola 416TT

  • Marketed by Nuseed
  • OP Triazine Tolerant
  • Mid maturity alternative to ATR Gem
  • Claimed Blackleg rating  MR
  • $95/t premium paid, but delivery points need to be considered

BARLEY

IGB1334T (Currently unnamed)

  • Released for 2016
  • Marketed by Intergrain
  • Undergoing malt accreditation for 2016
  • EPR $4.25, with no grower to grower trading
  • Medium to quick maturing variety, similar to La Trobe and Hindmarsh
  • Spot Form Net Blotch S-VS
  • Net Form Net Blotch MR
  • Scald MS
  • Tolerant of Clearfield herbicides

LUPINS

PBA Jurien

  • Marketed by Seednet
  • Narrow leaf lupin
  • EPR $2.75, with no grower to grower trading permitted
  • Maturity similar to Mandelup
  • Improved tolerance to Metribuzin compared to Mandelup and PBA Barlock
  • Claimed improvement in yield potential compared to PBA Barlock and Mandelup