Crop Smart Seed Variety Guide 2020
Coolah – Coolah (V07176-69) is a higher yielding and more disease resistant alternative to its parent, EGA Gregory. It is well adapted to environments across NSW, where it has performed well across a range of soil types. Coolah produces large and consistent grain size, resulting in low screenings loss and high test weight.
Catapult – (Upcoming Variety) Catapult (RAC2484) may be viewed as a ‘longer season’ Scepter, with a mid-late maturity allowing growers to achieve Scepter-like yields when sown in late April. Catapult offers a unique combination of features to growers, combining this maturity type with yellow leaf spot resistance, CCN resistance and AH quality.
Lancer – A mid to late maturing line which is driven by temperature. A few days quicker than Gregory in warmer seasons and 2 to 5 days longer in average to cooler seasons. APH classification, excellent grain package with good protein delivery, good grain size and low screenings Solid Stripe rust resistance package based on Adult Plant Resistance (MR). Very good resistance to Stem (R) and Leaf rust (RMR), shorter canopy height with good resistance to lodging and performs well under crown rot pressure (MSS). Good tolerance to Root Lesion Nematodes (P.thornei) (T-MT), preferred option for high N soils.
Hellfire – LRPB Hellfire is a quick maturing APH wheat with excellent yield performance and high protein accumulation. Quality testing during development in both the LongReach program and the NVT system has shown that LRPB Hellfire consistently produces protein levels similar to that of Spitfire, with high yields. Hellfire will suit drier regions looking for a short growing season wheat.
Vixen – A hard wheat similar in yield to Scepter, with a maturity 3-5 days earlier suited to Mid May sowing. Vixen has a shorter plant height than Scepter and Mace with similar grain weight and screenings, which has been seen this year in trial sites on Eyre Peninsula. Disease wise Vixen is susceptible to both CCN and Septoria Tritici and has moderate resistance to Stem and Stripe rust (both MRMS) and also Yelow Leafspot (MRMS). A good overall variety that would suit mid-low rainfall areas with shorter growing seasons, sowing later in the seeding program form Mid May onward.
Rockstar – ROCKSTAR has a similar time to flowering as LRPB TROJAN, High yielding, mid-late flowering variety. Good grain size, moderate plant height, similar to Mace. Stem rust MR, stripe rust MRMS, leaf rust S, yellow leaf spot MRMS, septoria MSS and powdery mildew R.
Scepter – (Preferred Variety) Scepter (RAC2182) shares a similar adaptation profile to Mace, but offers increased yield. Scepter’s stripe rust rating is expected to be rerated down to susceptible this summer. Scepter may also be suitable for wheat on wheat situations due to YLS and CCN resistance.
CHIEF CL PLUS – A mid-maturing variety with good early vigour. Clearfield Plus® wheat registered for label rates of Intervix® herbicide. Stem rust MR, stripe rust S, leaf rust MR, yellow leaf spot MRMS, septoria MSS, powdery mildew SVS and CCN MS. Released 2016. Marketed by InterGrain.
SHERIFF CL PLUS – High yielding Clearfield® Plus wheat with good yield stability. Mid-late flowering variety registered for label rates of Intervix® herbicide. Stem rust MS, stripe rust MSS, leaf rust SVS, yellow leaf spot MRMS, septoria S, powdery mildew SVS and CCN MS. Released 2018. Bred and marketed by InterGrain. Available through resellers and InterGrain Seedclub members.
LRPB TROJAN – Mid-long season variety suited to medium to high rainfall areas. Stem rust MRMS, stripe rust MR#, leaf rust MR, yellow leaf spot MSS, septoria MS, powdery mildew S and CCN MS. Released 2013. Marketed by Pacific Seeds.
Accroc – RGT Accroc is a bearded, medium-long growing season winter wheat with potential for high yields in the high rainfall zone. Can be used as a dual purpose grain and graze option.
Naparoo – Naparoo is a dual purpose winter wheat suitable for early sowing opportunities across eastern and southern Australia. Naparoo is an awnless variety, and offers excellent dry matter production as well as the ability to produce competitive grain yields after grazing.
Planet – (Preferred Variety) Standard variety for the North East and Riverina (NSW), RGT Planet is a mid-flowering, early-late maturing variety, with elastic maturity making it suited from low to high rainfall regions. Seed Force suggest RGT Planet is high yielding with good straw strength, head retention, test weight and low screenings. Scald S, SFNB S and NFNB SVS, powdery mildew R, leaf rust MRMS and CCN R.
Spartacus – Spartacus CLA is an early maturing, CCN resistant, Clearfield® barley. It is a semi-dwarf and is ideally suited to the low to medium rainfall regions. It is agronomically similar to La Trobe, but has slightly improved lodging tolerance with a low head loss risk and has a short rachilla hair length, reducing itchiness. It is registered for the use of an appropriate imidazolinone herbicide. Scald SVS, SFNB SVS and NFNB MS, powdery mildew S, leaf rust S and CCN R.
Latrobe – An early maturing variety for low to medium rainfall environments. A semi-dwarf plant type providing medium lodging resistance and a medium head loss risk. The variety has a short coleoptile and sowing depth should be considered. Good sprouting tolerance, excellent test weights and moderately good grain plumpness. Scald SVS, SFNB S and NFNB MR#, powdery mildew MS#, leaf rust S and CCN R.
NEW in 2021 – IGB1705T (POTENTIAL MALT)
Commercially available in 2021 (although please advise expression of interest now). IGB1705T is an exceptionally high yielding, early to mid-flowering, potential malt, imidazolinone (IMI) tolerant barley. Similarly to SPARTACUS CL, IGB1705T has CCN resistance but for other disease resistance traits it represents an overall improvement over SPARTACUS CL, especially for resistance to NFNB. Net form net blotch resistance (MRMSp), Spot Form Net Blotch (MSp), Scald resistance (MRMSp). Similarly to SPARTACUS CL, IGB1705T has an erect plant type, strong lodging tolerance and a low head loss risk. The variety also has very good physical grain qualities, including excellent grain size (larger than SPARTACUS CL) and hectolitre weight. The variety also has a short coleoptile and it is recommended that sowing depth be considered when planting this variety. IGB1705T has been accepted into the Barley Australia malt accreditation program, with earliest possible accreditation in March 2021.
Rosalind – A very broadly adapted mid-maturing semi-dwarf, feed variety with good yield stability. Maturity is typically later than La TrobeA, but earlier than Scope CLA. It is ideally suited to May sowings. Rosalind has good straw strength and head retention. Scald MS, SFNB S and NFNB MR, powdery mildew S, leaf rust MR and CCN R.
Astute – A mid-season fully awned variety suited to medium to high yielding environments. Stem rust RMR, stripe rust RMR, leaf rust RMR and CCN R.
Bilby – New variety with good potential. A dwarf, early-mid season potential milling oat. Excellent grain yield, similar to Williams and Bannister, with improved grain quality, low screenings and high groat percentage. Stem rust MSS, leaf rust R, septoria MSS and CCN S.
NEW in 2021 – Kingbale will be commercially available in 2021 (although please advise expression of interest now). A world first IMI tolerant oaten hay variety, mid-flowering, single gene IMI tolerant oaten hay variety with improved tolerance to soil residual imidazolinone herbicides. An ideal variety for use where there are IMI residue concerns from previous crops. A tall variety with good early vigour and preliminary data shows Kingbale has a similar disease and agronomic profile to Wintaroo. CCN resistant, however rust (likely susceptible) will require proactive management. The earliest date a full chemical registration for use in oaten hay production is March 2021, however this is subject to 2019 field testing results and growers are advised that delays may occur.
KOWARI – (Preferred Variety), An early maturing dwarf potential milling variety, slightly taller than Mitika and suited to medium to high rainfall zones. It has good grain quality, improved β-glucan content and low screenings. Stem rust S, leaf rust R, septoria S and CCN VS.
Triazine Tolerant Varieties
350TT – Early maturing hybrid variety suited to low through to high rainfall zones. Short to medium plant height. Blackleg rating R.
Trident – An early maturity hybrid canola. Medium tall plant height. Blackleg rating R.
Trophy – Early to early-mid maturing hybrid variety. Medium tall plant height. Blackleg rating R-MR.
Pioneer 44T02 – Early-mid maturing hybrid suited to low to medium rainfall areas.
OP – ATR-BONITO – Early-mid maturing variety for low to medium rainfall zones. Short to medium height. Alternative to ATR Stingray or ATR Gem. Blackleg rating MS. NVT tested 2012-19. Bred and marketed by Nuseed.
NEW OP – ATR-FLATHEAD – Early maturing variety. Replacement for ATR Stingray. Short-medium height. Suited to low-medium rainfall areas. Estimated blackleg rating of MR (company rating). NVT tested 2019. Marketed by Nuseed.
OP – ATR-MAKO – Early-mid maturing variety for low to medium rainfall zones. Comparable yield to ATR Bonito. Blackleg rating MR-MS. NVT tested 2014-18. Bred and marketed by Nuseed.
OP – ATR-WAHOO – Mid-maturing variety for medium to high rainfall zones and irrigation. Medium height. Blackleg rating MS. NVT tested 2013-19. Bred and marketed by Nuseed.
Hybrid – HYOLA® 350TT – Early maturing hybrid variety suited to low through to high rainfall zones. Short to medium plant height. Blackleg rating R. NVT tested 2016-2019. Released 2017. Bred and marketed by Advanta Seeds.
Hybrid – HYOLA® 550TT – Early-mid maturing hybrid variety suited to low through to high rainfall zones. Short-medium height. Blackleg rating R-MR. NVT tested 2018-19. Released 2018. Bred and marketed by Advanta Seeds.
Hybrid – HYOLA® 559TT – Early-mid maturing hybrid. Suited to low through to high rainfall zones including irrigation. Blackleg rating MR. NVT tested 2011-18. Bred and marketed by Advanta Seeds.
44Y90 – Early-mid maturing hybrid. Suited to low to medium rainfall zones. Blackleg rating R-MR.
45Y93 – Early flowering mid-maturing hybrid variety. Suited to medium to high rainfall and irrigation zones. Blackleg rating R-MR*.
45Y91 CL – Mid-maturing hybrid variety. Suited to medium to high rainfall zones. Unique phenology allows for early planting and grazing potential. Blackleg rating MR. NVT tested 2014-19. Marketed by Pioneer Seeds.
45Y93 CL – Early flowering mid-maturing hybrid variety. Suited to medium to high rainfall and irrigation zones. Blackleg rating R-MR*. Medium-tall height. NVT tested 2017-19. Released 2018. Marketed by Pioneer Seeds.
Clearfield Specialty Hybrid
Victory® V75-03CL – Mid-maturity hybrid variety. Medium plant height. Blackleg rating R-MR.
Victory® Specialty Oil (V7002CL) – Early-mid maturing specialty (high oleic, low linoleic oil) hybrid. Blackleg rating R-MR. NVT tested 2017-19. Bred by Cargill. Marketed by AWB under contract.
TT Hybrid – deferred harvest payment until 30th November 2020 available
InVigor® T 3510 – New TT hybrid solution for higher yields in lower rainfall areas, delivering T4510 like performance in lower rainfall environments.
InVigor® T 4510 – Early mid-maturity Triazine Tolerant (TT) hybrid that throws off the ‘yield shackles’ traditionally associated with TT technology and is setting new benchmarks for profitability.
Dual Tolerant Triazine Roundup Ready Hybrid
(in approved states only)
deferred harvest payment until 30th November 2020 available
BASF 3000TR – Dual-tolerance variety of choice in early and medium rainfall areas. With the fast start you would expect from a hybrid, BASF’s 3000TR allows you to harness the knockdown power of Roundup® and back it up with the residual control of the triazine herbicide.
Roundup Ready Hybrid
(in approved states only)
deferred harvest payment until 30th November 2020 available
InVigor® R 3520 – proven to be a standout performer in tough conditions. The 2016 & 2017 NVT results confirmed that InVigor® R 3520 is the new standard in early-season RR performance, and is an outstanding performer when average yields fall below two tonnes per hectare.
InVigor® R 4022P (with TruFlex® Roundup Ready®) – Next generation RR hybrid variety that has been worth the wait, delivering solid performance across low to medium rainfall areas with the added protection and yield building benefits of PodGuard. SOLD OUT for 2020.
InVigor® R 5520P – Combines big yield potential with the flexibility of PodGuard®. This variety is suited to medium and high rainfall zones, it has produced excellent results in NVT trials with standard harvest timings – and shown itself to be a proven performer in commercial paddocks where the full benefit of the PodGuard® technology can be realised.
HYOLA® 404RR – Early to early-mid season hybrid. Suited to medium to high rainfall zones including irrigation. Medium to tall height. Blackleg rating MR. NVT tested 2010-19. Bred and marketed by Advanta Seeds.
HYOLA® 506RR – Early-mid maturing hybrid variety. Medium to tall plant height. Blackleg rating R. NVT tested 2016-19. Released 2017. Marketed by Advanta Seeds.
44Y27 – Early-mid season hybrid variety. Ideally suited to low to medium rainfall zones. Blackleg rating MR. NVT tested 2016-19.
45Y28 RR – Mid-maturing hybrid variety. Blackleg rating of R-MR. Medium-tall height.
Amberley – (Upcoming Variety) PBA Amberley is a new PBA variety being released for sowing in 2020. It is the first variety with moderate resistance to chocolate spot and is mid-flowering and mid-maturing. It has resistance to pathotype 1 and 2 of ascochyta blight and has good standing ability and a low level of ‘necking’. PBA Amberley has a yield advantage over current varieties in high rainfall regions and its grain size is similar to Samira.
Bendoc – PBA Bendoc is the first faba bean line with improved tolerance to some Group B herbicides. This not only increases the in-crop options for broadleaf weed control, but also enables the variety to be grown where some Group B (including the sulfonylureas) herbicide residues persist from applications to the previous crop. It is important to note that growers must adhere to product label rates, plant-back periods and all label directions for use. It has a medium sized seed suited to the Middle East markets. Resistant to moderately resistant to both ascochyta blight pathotypes, chocolate spot S, cercospora leaf spot S and rust S.
PBA RANA – (Preferred Variety) Mid-flowering and maturing variety suited to higher rainfall, long season regions. Seed is med-large and is considered high quality by the major Egyptian market. Resistant to ascochyta blight pathotype 1, but pathotype 2 MRMS, cercospora leaf spot S and chocolate spot MS.
PBA ZAHRA – A high yielding, later flowering and maturing variety that has performed very well in longer season environments. Seed is larger than Farah and similar to PBA Rana and suited to Middle East markets. Good overall response to diseases, ascochyta blight pathotype 1 R, pathotype 2 MRMS, chocolate spot MS and rust MS.
Samira– A high yielding variety with wide adaptation. Later flowering means it can take advantage of late rainfall in longer season environments. Seed is slightly larger than Farah and is suited to Middle East markets. Resistant to moderately resistant to both pathotypes of ascochyta blight, chocolate spot MS, rust MS and cercospora leaf spot S.
PBA MAIDEN – Susceptible to ascochyta blight and will require regular strategic application of fungicides (every 2-3 weeks) throughout the growing season. Treat seed with a Thiram-based fungicide (P-Pickel T) to prevent seed transmission of ascochyta blight on to the emerging seedlings. Med-large angular seed size, yellow-tan in colour, is suitable for the whole seed market. Mid-flowering and mid-maturity. Growers are advised to investigate delivery and marketing options prior to growing this variety due to its unique and favourable seed characteristics compared to other southern desi varieties. Released in 2013 by Seednet.
PBA STRIKER – Susceptible to ascochyta blight and will require regular strategic application of fungicides (every 2-3 weeks) throughout the growing season. Treat seed with a Thiram-based fungicide (P-Pickel T) to prevent seed transmission of ascochyta blight on to the emerging seedlings. Excellent adaptation to short season environments due to early flowering and maturity. Medium seed size with excellent milling quality. Released in 2012 by Seednet.
GENESIS™ KALKEE – Ascochyta blight (foliar) MS and ascochyta blight (pod) S, will require strategic fungicide applications (3-4 sprays) throughout the growing season. Treat seed with a Thiram-based fungicide (P-Pickel T) to prevent seed transmission of ascochyta on to the emerging seedlings. Genesis™ Kalkee has late flowering and maturity with seed size larger than PBA Monarch and Almaz (predominantly 9mm) with an erect plant habit. Released in 2012 by PB Seeds.
PBA MONARCH – Ascochyta blight S, will require regular strategic application of fungicides (every 2-3 weeks) throughout the growing season. Treat seed with a Thiram-based fungicide (P-Pickel T) to prevent seed transmission of ascochyta on to the emerging seedlings. Particularly suited to shorter season medium rainfall environments due to improved adaptation through earlier flowering and maturity compared to Genesis™ 090, Almaz and Genesis™ Kalkee. Medium seed size (8-9mm) is larger than Genesis™ 090 and similar to Almaz. Highest yielding medium sized kabuli. A semi-spreading plant similar to PBA Slasher with some susceptibility to lodging particularly when biomass is high. Released in 2013 by from Seednet.
PBA BOLT – A medium sized red lentil with grey seed, adapted to the Mallee and northern Wimmera. It’s similar to PBA Flash with early-mid maturity and improved boron and salinity tolerance. Its susceptibility to BGM makes it less suited to medium to high rainfall areas in wetter years and with early sowing. Like PBA Flash, PBA Bolt is a good variety for timely crop topping to control weeds. An erect habit and good lodging resistance make it easier to harvest in dry seasons. Released in 2012 by PB Seeds.
PBA JUMBO2 – The highest yielding large seeded red lentil, approximately 9-13 per cent higher than PBA Jumbo. It is a direct replacement for Jumbo and Aldinga. It has a similar seed size to Jumbo and Aldinga with a grey seed coat. It is mid-flowering and has a maturity similar to PBA Jumbo. It is well suited to no-till inter-row sowing into standing stubble. Foliar and seed ascochyta blight R and BGM RMR. Tolerance to soil boron is similar to PBA Flash. PBA Jumbo2 is suited to medium to high rainfall regions where it produces uniform larger seed size well suited to premium large red split markets. Released in 2014 by PB Seeds.
PBA HALLMARK XT – A herbicide-tolerant mid-season variety with a medium seed size and grey seed coat. PBA Hallmark XTA has greater early vigour and improved ratings to BGM compared to PBA Hurricane XTA. Moderately resistant in Victoria to foliar and seed ascochyta blight and BGM RMR. It has improved tolerance to the herbicide flumetsulam (Broadstrike) plus reduced sensitivity to some sulfonylurea and imidazolinone herbicide residues. As a medium red lentil this variety can provide an alternative market class option to the popular small red lentil PBA Hurricane XTA. Released in 2018 by PB Seeds.
NEW PBA HIGHLAND XT (evaluated as CIPAL1621) – a herbicide-tolerant, medium red lentil variety which will complement other tolerant varieties such as PBA Hallmark XT and PBA Hurricane XT. It is an early-mid maturing variety as a point of difference to other Group B tolerant lines and has performed well in drier regions such as the Victorian Mallee and in South Australia. Its key features include high early vigour and early flowering traits. It has improved resistance to ascochyta blight MRp and maintains this level of resistance against an increasingly prevalent pathogen isolate that is virulent on other Group B tolerant varieties. Botrytis grey mould MRMS. These features together with its high yielding capability, particularly in drier seasons, will make PBA Highland XT a good alternative herbicide-tolerant medium sized lentil variety. Released in 2019 by PB Seeds.
PBA HURRICANE XT – A small red seeded lentil with mid-flowering and mid-maturity. It has herbicide-tolerance to imazethapyr, improved tolerance to the herbicide flumetsulam (Broadstrike) plus reduced sensitivity to some sulfonylurea and imidazolinone herbicide residues. It is important to note that growers must adhere to product label rates, plant-back periods and all label directions for use. PBA Hurricane XTA is the highest yielding small red lentil available in Australia and has improved yields over Nipper and Nugget, but lower than PBA Ace and PBA Bolt. Foliar ascochyta blight MR, seed ascochyta blight MRp and BGM MRMS. Released in 2013 by PB Seeds.
Bateman – Tall, early-flowering lupin variety with improved virus resistance. It offers significant yield improvements over current varieties in areas where virus infection from CMV and BYMV can cause significant yield loss to susceptible varieties when seasonal conditions are conducive to high aphid numbers. Well suited to high rainfall zones. PBA Bateman has similar harvest grain loss risk and resistance to pod shatter to PBA Barlock. PBA Bateman has similar tolerance to metribuzin as PBA Jurien, PBA Barlock and PBA Gunyidi. Anthracnose MRMS, stem phomopsis MR, brown leaf spot MS, CMV Jurien.
Jurien – (Preferred Variety) An early maturing, early flowering variety, flowering slightly earlier than PBA Barlock. Aphid resistance R, anthracnose R, stem phomopsis R and pod/seed MRMS. PBA Jurien is similar in height to Mandelup and is MS to lodging in high rainfall regions. Tolerance to metribuzin is better than Mandelup. PBA Jurien has medium to large seed, similar to Mandelup and the alkaloid content is similar to PBA Gunyidi.
FIELD PEAS (KASPA SEED TYPE)
PBA BUTLER – A mid to late flowering semi-dwarf field pea variety. PBA Butler has high yield potential and produces ‘Kaspa-type’ grain adapted better to regions with relatively higher yield potential (at least medium rainfall). Grains are similar to PBA Gunyah in colour and size. Downy mildew (Kaspa strain) MS, downy mildew (Parafield strain) S, powdery mildew S. PBA Butler will need to be managed for blackspot and PSbMV in disease-prone areas.
PBA GUNYAH – An early to mid-flowering, semi-dwarf field pea which produces Kaspa-type grain. PBA Gunyah is broadly adapted and is better suited to shorter growing season environments. Resistant to downy mildew (Parafield strain) but will need to be managed for blackspot, bacterial blight, PSbMV, BLRV and powdery mildew in disease-prone areas. PBA Gunyah has fair lodging resistance at maturity and pods are resistant to shattering. Released in 2010 by Seednet.
PBA TWILIGHT – An early flowering and early maturing, semi-dwarf field pea which produces ‘Kaspa-type’ grain, better suited to short growing season environments and low rainfall zones. Resistant to downy mildew (Parafield strain). PBA Twilight will need to be managed for bacterial blight, blackspot, PSbMV, powdery mildew and downy mildew (Kaspa strain) in disease-prone areas. PBA Twilight has fair lodging resistance at maturity and pods are resistant to shattering. Released in 2010 by Seednet.
WHARTON – An early-mid flowering and early maturity, semi-dwarf field pea which produces ‘Kaspa-type’ grain. PBA Wharton is adapted across short to medium growing season environments and is a suitable variety for crop topping when sowing is delayed. Powdery mildew R, PSbMV R and BLRV R. It will need to be managed for blackspot, bacterial blight and downy mildew (Kaspa strain). PBA Wharton has improved tolerance to soil boron and pods are resistant to shattering.
DUN SEED TYPE
MORGAN – A tall, late flowering, semi-leafless pea, which produces small dun-type grain. Morgan has lower grain yield potential than other varieties but was released for the lower rainfall regions of Central and Western NSW as a dual-purpose pea that could be used for forage in drought years. Moderately resistant to downy mildew (Parafield strain). Morgan will need to be managed for blackspot, bacterial blight, powdery mildew and downy mildew (Kaspa strain) in disease-prone areas. Has moderate non-sugar-pod resistance to shattering. Grain size is small and less suitable for human consumption markets.
PBA OURA – An early to mid-flowering and maturing, semi-dwarf, erect growing field pea which produces dun-type grain, PBA Oura has good yield potential and is broadly adapted. Downy mildew (Kaspa strain) MRMS, bacterial blight MRMS and was released for regions prone to this disease. Downy mildew (Parafield strain) MR and BLRV R. PBA Oura will need to be managed for blackspot, PSbMV and powdery mildew. PBA Oura has fair lodging resistance at maturity and has moderate non-sugar-pod resistance to shattering.
PBA PERCY – A very early flowering and maturing conventional pea (similar to Parafield) which produces dun-type grain. PBA Percy has high yield potential and is broadly adapted. It will need to be managed for blackspot, PSbMV, downy and powdery mildew and BLRV. Moderately resistant to bacterial blight (probably the industry benchmark at this stage) and is moderately tolerant to salinity. PBA Percy has poor lodging resistance and will require specialised pea pickup fronts for harvesting. Released in 2011 by Seednet.
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