Winter Grazing Wheat & Triticale

Cereals with a winter habit have a cold requirement (vernalisation) to trigger their reproduction stage. This trait helps hold maturity when early sown, enabling maximum forage production and improved plant recovery for grain production after grazing. These varieties are generally more prostrate in growth habit, higher tillering and have robust regrowth for multiple grazings.

Commonly, winter cereals are planted in February to April depending on variety, moisture and disease pressure. Sometimes referred to as dual purpose, these varieties have proven success of producing good grain yields after prolong periods of grazing, as they generally still flower in the optimum window to avoid frost and heat stress.

The winter traits/ triggers vary from variety to variety, it is important to monitor grazed crops to ensure stock are removed prior to growth stage Z31 (when the first node can be found on the main stem). It is also important to leave a minimum residual biomass to ensure quick recovery for maximum grain yield. Wheat provides an alternative to herbicide control options compared to other forage crops.

Illabo Wheat

  • High yielding dual purpose winter wheat with a compact canopy
  • Mid-fast maturing and is 2-3 days quicker to mature than Wedgetail
  • APH in South Eastern Zone and AH quality classification in Southern Zone
  • Early sow to utilise moisture and maximise dry matter growth to fill the feed gap
  • Acid soil tolerance (MT), strong Stripe Rust (RMR) and Black Point resistance (MRMS)

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Bennett Wheat

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  • High yielding, awnless winter wheat
  • Australian Standard White (ASW) classification for South Eastern and Southern Zones
  • Ideal for graze and grain or straight grain production
  • Suitable for sowing from mid March
  • Good drymatter production

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Kittyhawk Wheat

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  • Higher test weights (4-6Kg/Hl) improvement over Wedgetail with a solid grain package
  • A high yielding dual purpose awned wheat
  • APH classification in South Eastern Zone and AH in Southern Zone
  • Long season wheat variety suited to all areas that grow Wedgetail
  • Improved disease resistance over Wedgetail
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Lambs grazing Kittyhawk seed crop Aug 2016

RGT Accroc Wheat

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  • Full season growing potential
  • Can be sown in HRZ from late summer until early winter
  • Heading and maturing similar to Revenue
  • High yield potential with short stiff straw
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Accroc wheat 15/7/16 providing good winter feed

Naparoo Wheat

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  • Late maturing awnless winter wheat, suits early planting
  • Long season, slower than Wedgetail
  • Feed quality classification, suitable for grazing, fodder and grain production
  • Excellent stripe and stem rust resistance

Naparoo Wheat’s awnless head gives an adaptability for forage conservation. Picture taken October 2015.

Endeavour Triticale

  • Semi-Awnless dual purpose late season winter variety
  • Idea for grazing and grain or fodder production
  • Exceptional drymatter production with good straw length
  • Good disease tolerance, very tolerant to acid soil

Cartwheel Triticale

  • Mid-Late season dual purpose triticale
  • Stripe rust replacement for Tobruk
  • Good grain recovery and test weights compared with other grazing varieties