2016 Wheat On Wheat Varieties

Wheat responds positively to a well-planned rotation with other crop species. Rotation is by far the best management tool farmers have to manage disease, pests, weeds and nutrition.

In most rotations, growers get to an unavoidable point where they have to follow a cereal with cereal. Wheat sown into wheat stubble significantly increases disease risk, with yellow leaf spot (YLS) being one of the more damaging of these diseases.

YLS is a fungus that is transferred from wheat stubble, where active spores infect the wheat plant and can result in significant yield losses. YLS is hard to control effectively with fungicides, so choosing varieties with a reasonable level of resistance is the most effective tool currently available to growers.

Here are a few options growers have when it comes to varieties most suited to a wheat on wheat scenario, with a minimum MR – MS resistance to YLS.

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Arrow

  • AH in VIC/SA, High yield and stable yield performance similar to mace
  • Outstanding high production canopy with short, erect growth habit and good standing ability
  • Sound test weight, large grain size and low screenings
  • High and stable yield performance with similar yields to Mace
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Cobra

  • AH, High yielding med season variety
  • Good standability with exceptional yield on irrigation
  • Cobra has a base level of APR and this may provide some protection in the warmer spring months
  • Sound rust resistance package for Stem (R-MR) and Leaf (MR)
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Corack

  • APW, Early-mid season maturity
  • Sound stem rust and YLS resistance
  • Moderately susceptible to stripe and leaf rust
  • Very high and stable grain yield
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Scepter

  • AH in VIC/SA, Mace replacement
  • Early-mid season with improved yield over Mace
  • Improved Stripe rust, Good physical grain quality package
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