Manning is a long season dual purpose white-grained feed wheat, ideally suited to early sowing or supplemented with irrigation to extend grain filling.
- White-Grained Feed Wheat – ideally suits growers who supply dairy and other intensive feed industries.
- Long Season –Similar maturity to Revenue and can maximise early moisture availability, with an ability to hang-on at the end of the season to utilise late rains, where other varieties may finish too early.
- BYDV Resistant – suits early sowing opportunities when BYDV can be an issue.
- Dual Purpose (able to cope well with grazing until GS30). Its winter habit means that it won’t flower too early if sown early in the season, thereby minimising frost risk.
- High Yield Potential – has proven to be a strong yield performer over a range of seasons and in different environments. 2013/14 trials at Millicent (SE SA) produced over 10t/ha yield (dryland) – which was over 1t/ha greater yielding than some 40 other wheat lines tested. Very high yielder under irrigation.
- Hardy – shows tolerance to temporary drying conditions.
- Currently work is being carried out to assess the ability of Manning to be sown in late spring/early summer as an alternative to forage brassica crops. Strong vernalisation requirement would allow Manning to continue to remain vegetative during summer/autumn for grazing and then switch to grain production for a normal harvest window (potentially a 12-14month crop).