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A Conquest replacement with larger grain size and higher yields

Well suited to lighter land and later sowings (May to September)

Sowing Date

Late April to early October. Optimum is early May to mid September in Canterbury.

Tillering

Medium.

Maturity

Early.

Yield

Very good – 3 to 5% above Conquest. Capable of 10-11 tonnes/hectare autumn sown and irrigated.

Grading

High protein, good initial falling numbers, high sprout resistance. Large grain size, good test weight, low screenings.

Straw

Medium height with good strength.

Disease resistance

Good tolerance to seedling and adult stripe rust and BYDV. Medium tolerance to Septoria leaf blotch and mildew. Susceptible to leaf rust. Autumn sown crops require three fungicide applications.

Key Agronomic points

Medium to high sowing rates (minimum 125 kg/ha recommended). Sow 3-4 cm deep. Apply nitrogen early to maximise yield potential.