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2020/21 Summer crop

Variety guide


Introduction It is an exciting time for Barenbrug Australia and our customers, as we enter into the summer cropping market with a significant offering of sorghum and sunflower varieties. Barenbrug is now a major player in this sector thanks to a formal licencing agreement with Nuseed Pty Ltd to licence, market and distribute their grain sorghum, forage sorghum and sunflower germplasm. This agreement includes a plant breeding program, allowing Barenbrug to develop sorghum and sunflower varieties to bring exciting new products to market. The expanded sorghum and sunflower program offer means Barenbrug can capitalise on our significant investment in capability and infrastructure, including the new state-of-the-art $15-million warehouse facility in Toowoomba, supported by our expanded team across Australia. All of this follows the business rebranding from Heritage Seeds to Barenbrug in October 2019. The name change brings the Australian business in line with parent company The Royal Barenbrug Group, who part-owned Heritage Seeds from its inception in 1990 and have fully-owned Heritage Seeds since 1996. The range of summer crop varieties available from Barenbrug is second to none, with a product to suit every situation and purpose.

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Contents Introduction 2 Grain sorghum

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Grain sorghum varieties

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White sorghum: A smart choice

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Liberty for headlage

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Summer forages

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Summer forage varieties

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Sunflower

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Sunflower varieties

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Product trait comparison table

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Contact 20

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HGS-114 grain sorghum being harvested between Dalby and Cecil Plains, Queensland. Photo: Scott Commens. 4


Grain sorghum Barenbrug’s first grain sorghum hybrid was released in 2012 under the HGS series and proved to be very adaptable, performing well in all grain sorghum growing environments. The following year the now well established and regarded HGS-114 was released, and has shown tremendous yield potential in both marginal and high yielding regions, eclipsing many industry benchmarks along the way. Since then, Barenbrug has released new hybrids to the market that offer reliable yield potential, industry leading standability ratings and a very attractive agronomic package that allows Australian farmers to grow with confidence. Since 2012, Barenbrug has evaluated numerous grain sorghum hybrids via internal and industry managed replicated trials throughout grain sorghum growing districts across Queensland and New South Wales including locations such as Bellata, Billa Billa, Bongeen, Comet, Jandowae, Killarney, Kupunn, North Star, Premer and Yelarbon. Each variety is evaluated for yield plus a range of important traits including lodging, seed size, maturity, disease tolerance, stress tolerance, midge rating, end use and tillering. The performance of our hybrids is based on three important attributes: yield, stability and standability. In addition to this, Barenbrug participates in the industry led, GRDC grain sorghum NVT program, entering new hybrids to be evaluated independently across key growing regions.

Grain sorghum breeding program Barenbrug has a major self-funded internal breeding program based out of Toowoomba, Queensland, employing a full-time breeding team dedicated to delivering new grain sorghum varieties to Australian growers. This breeding program has a long history, with the acquisition of Lefroy Seeds in 2008 and the purchase of the HSR sorghum breeding assets and germplasm in 2013 by Nuseed. Since then, Nuseed has developed a strong position in grain sorghum and Barenbrug is driving this program forward utilising new and existing germplasm from Nuseed and their partners. The breeding program aims to improve the productivity of Australian grain sorghum growers by developing germplasm adapted to Australian growing conditions, while delivering advancements in yield and enhancing hybrid attributes. Barenbrug collaborates strongly with domestic and international grain sorghum breeding industry partners. We have access to domestic and global Nuseed genetics, in conjunction with Australian genetic resources, strengthening the depth and breadth of the Barenbrug breeding program.

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Cracka Grain sorghum

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Cracka is the ideal choice for growers seeking a 'great all-rounder'. It has superior standability, meaning less lodging, resulting in an easier harvest and less grain loss. Cracka has shown consistent test weights in tough conditions, consistently going above the threshold for Sorghum 1 classification. Features

Head exertion

• Semi-open head type

Head uniformity

• Medium height

Tillering

• 70–72 days to flowering

Grain size

• Mid maturity option • Excellent seed size • Low-moderate stay green (dries off well pre-harvest) • Well suited to dryland and irrigation • Handles tough conditions • Solid performer year-in, year-out

6.5 8 7 8

Standability

5

Lodging - Stress

8

Lodging - Charcoal rot

7

Midge resistance

3

Harvest grain dry down

8

Seedling vigour

8

Early spring plant vigour

8

Pollination score

7

General appearance

7

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

HGS-114 Grain sorghum

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Over numerous seasons HGS-114 has proven to be a very high yielding option in softer dryland and irrigated conditions in grain sorghum growing districts, ideal for those growers chasing top end yield potential in a good season and solid growing conditions. Features

Head exertion

• Semi-open head type

Head uniformity

• Medium to tall height

Tillering

• Mid maturity option – 70–73 days to flowering

Grain size

• Suited to dryland and irrigation • Moderate stay-green (standard spray out practices) • Excellent top end yield potential • Proven profitable sorghum hybrid in the field • Consistent performer year-in year-out

Standability Lodging - Stress

7 7 5 8 4

7.5

Midge resistance

6

Harvest grain dry down

6.5

Seedling vigour Early spring plant vigour Pollination score General appearance Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

6

7

Lodging - Charcoal rot

7 5 7 8


HGS-747 Grain sorghum

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A mid to quick maturity option that handles tough conditions without sacrificing top end yield potential. This is an 'all-rounder' hybrid that is consistent, reliable and profitable with excellent standability suited to a broad range of environments and conditions. Features

Head exertion

• Open head type

Head uniformity

• Medium height

Tillering

• Mid to quick maturity option – 68–70 days to flowering

Grain size

• Good seed size • Moderate stay-green (standard spray out practices)

6.5 7 6 7

Standability

5

Lodging - Stress

• Suited to dryland and irrigation

Midge resistance

• Handles tough conditions

Harvest grain dry down

• Reliable and profitable sorghum

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Lodging - Charcoal rot

Seedling vigour Early spring plant vigour

7.5 5 7 6 6

Pollination score

7

General appearance

6.5

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

Liberty Grain sorghum

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Growers looking for a water efficient headlage and silage option, Liberty white grain sorghum is the standout choice. Perfect for growers wanting to widen marketing options, add real value to livestock feed rations or those wishing to diversify their farming operations. Features

Head exertion

• White grain sorghum

Head uniformity

• Semi-open head type

Tillering

• Medium – tall height

Grain size

• 75–80 days to flowering • Mid to late maturity option • Large, creamy white grain for improved feed values • White grain for diversified markets (livestock feed rations) • Water use efficient silage option • Well suited to dryland and irrigation

Standability Lodging - Stress

7 8 7 7 4

Lodging - Charcoal rot Midge resistance

6 6

4

Harvest grain dry down Seedling vigour

6.5 7

Early spring plant vigour

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Pollination score General appearance

8 6.5

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

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White sorghum: A smart choice Over recent times, white grain sorghum is a summer crop option that has been making a resurgence in the feedlot, dairy and silage industries. Especially attractive to growers faced with limited water availability, increased cost of irrigation or focused on maximising their water use efficiencies on farm. White grain sorghum provides producers an alternative to maize with its ability to handle tough conditions and still produce a cost-effective quality feed source. Many producers are turning to the crop due to its potential to accumulate dry matter rapidly in warm conditions, in addition to being an ideal rotation crop that tolerates heat and moisture stress better than most other annual summer forage options. White grain sorghum is a low input crop with options that can be implemented depending on the seasonal conditions. Across the industry there has been an increase in the number of producers attempting to access and invest in cheaper and more effective sources of starch due to the high cost of concentrates such as grains. Grain sorghum is the highest in

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starch content of all grains, however it possesses the lowest starch digestibility due to the tight starch protein matrix in the grains. The starch digestibility can be improved through the adoption of different varieties (red vs white grain), combined with harvesting methods. This is where Liberty white grain sorghum stands out. Research conducted on Liberty white grain sorghum in conjunction with alternative harvesting methods has demonstrated that white grains have a greater starch digestibility of up to 10%. Harvesting as headlage, chopping below the flag leaf, produces a high-quality forage source with similar feed values to grain, however without the need to process through a grain mill prior to feeding. Planting white grain sorghum as the summer crop is easy when most growers already have the existing infrastructure, machinery and knowledge to grow, harvest and store silage, which in turn removes some if not all the reliance on grain storage and processing equipment. As an added benefit, the adoption of white grain sorghum has a potential role in double cropping following late cut winter cereals.


Starch digestibility of red and white sorghum grain

Starch digestibility of white headlage 100

100 100

90

Headlage

90 90

Headlage (ensiled 6 mths)

70 60 50 40 30

70 60 60 50 50 40 40 30 30

20

20

10

10

0 0

7

12

24

Red sorghum Red sorghumgrain grain White sorghum White sorghumgrain grain

80 80

Residual (%DM) Residualstarch starch (% DM)

Residualstarch starch(% (%DM) Residual DM)

80

Headlage (fresh) (fresh) (ensiled 6 mths) Headlage

0

30

0

7

12

24

30

Time (hours) Time (hours)

Time(hours) (hours) Time

Source: DAF, Dairy Australia.

With white sorghum grain, there is a 10% increase in starch availability in the rumen at 7 hours. A 600Kg cow fed 6Kg of white sorghum grain could potentially produce an extra 1.4 litres of milk per day. Increase milk = 1.4 L at 50c/L = $0.70 cow/day Potential $0.93 cow/day OR $93 for 100 cow herd/day

6Kg with 15% more available (10% of 66% starch) = 900g of grain utilised Grain at $250/t = $0.25/Kg * 0.9Kg = $0.23 cow/day

Liberty for headlage White grain sorghum can be harvested as headlage (the grain portion), footlage (the remaining forage after the grain is harvested) and as silage. After the first harvest of headlage, the remaining plant residue can be harvested as footlage and ensiled. Liberty white grain sorghum has been extensively tested for headlage to date. It performs well in dryland conditions and capable of multiple cuts in high rainfall or irrigated situations. Why grow headlage

Harvesting

Seeding rate

• • • •

• Cut below first leaf • Grain should be just past soft dough stage • Use a draper style front (Honey Bee) with rollers closed up to crack all grain • Aim for 50–55% DM of heads • Inoculate @ 1.5X rate of silage • Demonstration yield – 11.5MT/Ha

• Irrigated 4.5–6Kg/Ha

Higher starch digestibility Palatable Lower cost source of starch No processing required – ready to feed • Further gains if ensiled • Retention of stubble improves soil health • Reduces reliance on high cost concentrates

• Approx. 140,000–200,000 seeds/Ha • Dryland 2–4.0Kg/Ha • Approx. 60,000–120,000 seeds/Ha

When to cut for headlage Vegetative phase

Stage

Height (cm) Days

Floral phase

Grain filling phase

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Emergence

3 leaves fully emerged

5 leaves fully emerged

Head initiation

Flag leaf visible

Boot

Flowering

Soft dough

Hard dough

Physiological maturity

20

35

24

35

75

90

95–110

0 -10

3

10 9

12

100 45

50

55

60–72

120

Harvest timing of headlage/silage

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Summer forages Sow, grow, graze, bale, ensile Barenbrug Australia is one of Australia’s leading pasture and forage seed businesses, operating since 1990. It is this long-standing experience that Barenbrug draws upon to market and supply class leading summer forage products. Barenbrug is now bolstered in summer forage with its own range of internally funded breeding programs to develop and supply high yielding, high quality products like hybrid forage sorghum and hybrid pennisetum with market leading genetics, including the use of technologies like brown mid rib traits, photoperiod sensitivity and even herbicide tolerance. Barenbrug's summer forage breeding program is based out of Toowoomba, Queensland, which is dedicated to delivering new summer forage varieties to Australian growers. This breeding program has a long history behind it, with the acquisition of Lefroy Seeds in 2008, followed by the purchase of the HSR sorghum breeding assets and germplasm in 2013 by Nuseed. Since then, Nuseed has developed and maintained a strong position in forage sorghum and Barenbrug is driving this program even further forward utilising new and existing germplasm from Nuseed and their partners to bring new and exciting products to market. Barenbrug summer forage hybrids are Australian bred and produced for Australian conditions. They have been rigorously tested in local conditions to ensure that they deliver proven results. Breeding focuses not only on developing market leading forage yields but also developing the highest quality forage to maximise live weight gains and animal productivity, whether it be via grazing, bailing or ensiling. Our research and extension team run trial and evaluation work over multiple sites across northern and southern Australia. The range of summer forage hybrids available from Barenbrug are second to none, with a product to suit every situation and purpose.

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Astro Forage sorghum Exceptional yields, combined with high quality forage and no running to head for ease of management in wet weather or periods of stress makes Astro the perfect choice for any grower. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Sorghum x sudan grass

Grazing - Sheep

• Photoperiod sensitive with ultra-late flowering • Exceptional forage yields with rapid re-grazing intervals • Suited to dryland or irrigation • Fine stemmed and very leafy ideal for hay making and silage • High forage yields without compromising quality • Ideal for grazing, silage or hay production • Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed

9 8

Grazing - Dairy

9

Hay making Pit silage Round bale silage Standover feed Speed to first grazing

8 4 9 4 (Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

9

Cold tolerance

8

Prussic acid

(Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

7

Tillering

8

Stem thickness

(Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

8

Dry matter production

8

Regrowth potential

8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

Centaur Forage sorghum Highest quality without compromising forage yield makes Centaur the perfect choice for any producer looking for a premium forage. Photoperiod sensitivity makes management ultra-flexible. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Sudan x sudan grass

Grazing - Sheep

• Photoperiod sensitive with delayed flowering

Grazing - Dairy

• Profuse tillering • Higher forage quality than other sorghum types • Lower prussic acid than other forage sorghums

Pit silage Round bale silage

• High yields with high quality

Cold tolerance

• Quality increases with maturity

9 9 4 8

Standover feed Speed to first grazing

• High energy feed with superior sugar content

9

Hay making

• Rapid regrowth and recovery • Maintains quality if grazing or cutting is delayed

9

Prussic acid

6.5 (Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

8

6.5 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

Tillering Stem thickness Dry matter production Regrowth potential Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

12

9

8 (Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

8 8 8


Hunnigreen Forage sorghum Growers seeking a highly palatable sweet forage that will not run to head quickly. Hunnigreen will stay leafier longer than some competitor varieties and is the ideal choice for a standover feed option. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Sweet sorghum x sweet sorghum

Grazing - Sheep

• High energy feed with superior sugar content • Quality increases with maturity • Excellent standover feed for late grazing into autumn and winter

9 4

Grazing - Dairy

6

Hay making

5

Pit silage Round bale silage

• Late flowering reduces ergot risk

Standover feed

• Suitable for grazing and some hay making situations

Speed to first grazing

• Excellent for silage

9 4 9 5

Cold tolerance

• Leafy with excellent palatability

Prussic acid

• Can be grazed all summer

Tillering

(Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

5 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

5

7

Stem thickness

(Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

5

Dry matter production

9

Regrowth potential

8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

Lush Forage sorghum Any livestock producers looking for quick feed, and a lot of it. Lush lends itself to intensive grazing, and high inputs. It is reliable and proven across all summer forage areas of Australia. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Sorghum x sudan grass

Grazing - Sheep

• Lower prussic acid levels

Grazing - Dairy

• Fine stemmed, especially at higher planting rates

Hay making

• Very leafy forage with excellent leaf to stem ratio • Suits intensive grazing and high stocking rates • Ideal for early grazing • Makes excellent hay due to high leaf ratio and regrowth ability

7 9 7.5

Pit silage Round bale silage Standover feed

9

4 9

3

Speed to first grazing

(Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

9

Cold tolerance Prussic acid

8 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

7

Tillering Stem thickness

8 (Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

7

Dry matter production Regrowth potential

7 6.5

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

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Nudan Forage sorghum Those producers who demand high quality forage sorghum for both grazing and hay production. Dairy farmers, sheep/prime lamb producers and haymakers should put this hybrid on top of their shopping list. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Sudan x sudan grass

Grazing - Sheep

• Lower prussic acid levels

Grazing - Dairy

• Fine stemmed for quicker drydown after cutting

Hay making

• Excellent leaf to stem ratio resulting in reduced wastage

9

Pit silage

5

Round bale silage Standover feed

• Ideal for intensive grazing for sheep and cattle

Speed to first grazing

• First choice for quality hay production

9 9

• Rapid regrowth and recovery

• Well suited to earlier grazing

9

9 6.5 (Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

8

Cold tolerance

6.5

Prussic acid

(Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

9

Tillering

9

Stem thickness

(Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

9

Dry matter production

8

Regrowth potential

8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

Pearler Hybrid pennisetum Pearler provides livestock productivity in summer similar to that from oats in winter, ideal for growers looking for feed quality for fattening or lactating animals at the ideal grazing stage quickly and consistently. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Highly productive, producing high quality feed

Grazing - Sheep

Hay making

• Greater feed quality over

Pit silage

9 8

Standover feed

• Ultra-late maturity − option for late season feed to fill autumn

Speed to first grazing

• Excellent quick feed option for summer • Ideal for beef, sheep and dairy farming systems

7

Round bale silage

• Contains no prussic acid

feed gap

9

Grazing - Dairy

• Similar protein and digestibility to oats, ryegrass and lablab forage sorghum

9

8

3

Cold tolerance Prussic acid

(Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

6

4

Nil

(Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

Tillering Stem thickness

7 (Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

8

Dry matter production Regrowth potential Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

14

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Revolution BMR Forage sorghum Any livestock producer seeking a highly palatable, high quality feed and lots of it. Revolution BMR is the perfect choice for intensive grazing, quick regrowth, hay and silage. Features

Grazing - Beef

• BMR sorghum x BMR sudan

Grazing - Sheep

• Superior 12 gene BMR release

Grazing - Dairy

• Extremely vigorous hybrid well suited to early sowing

Hay making

• Lower prussic acid levels recommended for early grazing • Fine stemmed and very leafy ideal for hay making and silage • BMR technology may boost weight gain and milk production by around 20% • Contains lower amounts of lignin

9 7 9 9

Pit silage

7

Round bale silage

9

Standover feed

6

Speed to first grazing

(Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

7

Cold tolerance Prussic acid

7 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

7

Tillering

8

Stem thickness

(Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

7

Dry matter production

8

Regrowth potential

8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

Sugar Sweet Forage sorghum Producers looking for a super sweet forage that has finer stems and higher levels of leaf than traditional sweet sorghums (increasing palatability and reducing feed wastage) but still offers equivalent brix levels and forage yields. Features

Grazing - Beef

• Sweet sorghum x sorghum sudan

Grazing - Sheep

• High energy feed with superior sugar content • Quality increases with maturity • Excellent standover feed for late grazing into autumn and winter • Suited to beef grazing, hay making and silage

5

Grazing - Dairy

6

Hay making

6

Pit silage

9

Round bale silage

5

Standover feed

9

Speed to first grazing

• Flexible planting window (early-late)

Cold tolerance

• Fine stems ensure low waste

Prussic acid

• Very high DM production

Tillering

• Leafy plant with more juicy and sweet stems

9

5

(Rating: 1 = Slow / 9 = Fast)

5 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

Stem thickness Dry matter production Regrowth potential

5

7 (Rating: 1 = Very thick / 9 = Finer)

6

9 8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

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Sunflower Barenbrug recognises the critical role sunflower seeds and oil play in promoting healthier living. Delivering sunflower growing solutions that enhance seed production and benefit both the grower and consumer is the major focus of the work that goes into Barenbrug’s sunflower breeding program. The range of sunflower hybrids available from Barenbrug enable producers to capitalise on niche markets, including oil, confectionary, human consumption and birdseed. With market leading yield, oil and disease packages, including the best commercial tolerance to Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV), growers using Barenbrug sunflowers can be sure to grow with confidence.

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Ausistripe 14 Sunflower Ausistripe 14 grain is in high demand for both the birdseed and confectionary markets. The large, even striped grain is a feature of this exciting hybrid, with an ability to produce high tonnages of market preferred grain reliably and consistently. Features

Market - Birdseed

• Grey stripe hybrid

Market - Oil

• Mid oleic oilseed

Oil production

• Birdseed and confectionary markets

Seed size & shape

• Medium maturity

9 5 5 7

Seedling vigour

9

• Semi-erect head type

Early seedling vigour

• Medium to tall plant height

General appearance

• Strong seedling vigour

Lodging

• Excellent standability

Disease tolerance - Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV)

• Spring and summer plantings

Disease tolerance - Rust

• Early or late season planting option • Superior TSV tolerance

8 8 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

8

9 8

Disease tolerance - Alternaria

7

Seed yield potential

8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

Ausigold 62 Sunflower Any farmer wanting to grow a proven monounsaturated oilseed hybrid, which is in high demand from processors due to the consistently high oleic oil levels produced and the capability of maximising both grain and oil yield, should have Ausigold 62 as their sunflower hybrid of choice. Features

Market - Birdseed

• Black seed hybrid

Market - Oil

• High oleic (monounsaturated) oilseed

Oil production

• Market leading oil content (%)

Seed size & shape

• Medium maturity • Semi-erect head type • Medium plant height

6 9 9 7

Seedling vigour

9

Early seedling vigour

8

• Shorter plant - excellent standability

General appearance

• Spring and summer planting suitable

Lodging

• Ideal for early spring plantings

Disease tolerance - Tobacco Streak Virus (TSV)

• Excellent grain to oil yield

Disease tolerance - Rust

• High seed yielding potential • Best commercial TSV tolerance • High market acceptance

8 (Rating: 1 = High risk / 9 = Low risk)

Disease tolerance - Alternaria Seed yield potential

9 9

8 7 8

Rating: 1 = Poor / 9 = Excellent

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Product trait comparison table Trait

Cracka

HGS-114

HGS-747

Liberty

Lush

Astro

Product type

Grain

Grain

Grain

Grain

Forage

Forage

Hybrid type

Sorghum x sorghum

Sorghum x sorghum

Sorghum x sorghum

Sorghum x sorghum

Sorghum x sudan

Sorghum x sudan

Medium - late

Early

Ultra late

Maturity Head type

Medium - late Medium - early

Semi-open

Semi-open

Open

Semi-open

Open

Open

Photo period sensitive

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Grain colour

Red

Red

Red

White

Red

Red

Brown mid rib trait

No

No

No

No

No

No

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Planting time Planting soil temperature

End use

Production zones

16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising

Grain, livestock Grain, livestock Grain, livestock ration, feed ration, feed ration, feed

Grain, headlage, silage, livestock ration, feed

Grazing, hay, green manure, plough down, feed pellets

Grazing, hay, premium hay, green manure, plough down, silage, feed pellets

All

All

All

All

All

All

Medium - high

Medium

Medium

Medium - high

Medium

High

Low

Low

Low

Low

High

High

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Not ideal

Not ideal

Headlage

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Not ideal

Not ideal

Silage

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Not ideal

Yes

Green manure / plough down

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

Cover crop

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Marginal dryland / extensive

Yes

Not ideal

Yes

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

Good dryland

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Irrigation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Coastal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Narrow rows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wide rows

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tillering Regrowth potential Quick feed Standover feed

Seed treatment(s)* Bag size

18

Medium

Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus®

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg


Revolution BMR

Nudan

Centaur

Hunnigreen

Sugar Sweet

Pearler

Ausigold 62

Ausistripe 14

Forage

Forage

Forage

Forage

Forage

Forage

Grain

Grain

BMR Sorghum x BMR sudan

Sudan x sudan

Sudan x sudan

Sweet x sweet

Sweet x sudan

Hybrid pennisetum

Hybrid sunflower

Hybrid sunflower

Medium

Late

Late

Ultra late

Ultra late

Ultra late

Medium

Medium

Open

Open

Open

Open

Open

Panicle

Semi-erect

Semi-erect

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Red

Red

Red

Red

Red

Brown

Black

Grey stripe

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

Spring / Summer

16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 16˚C and rising 18˚C and rising 10˚C and rising 10˚C and rising Grazing, hay, silage, premium hay, feed pellets

Oil (primary), birdseed, livestock ration, grain, ornamental

Birdseed (primary), confectionary (primary) oil, livestock ration, grain, ornamental

All

All

All

All

High

High

Medium - high

Nil

Nil

High

Medium

Medium

Medium

Nil

Nil

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

Not ideal

No

No

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

Not ideal

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not ideal

Not ideal

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

Not ideal

Not ideal

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not ideal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Not Ideal

Not Ideal

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Thiram

OptiCOTE Select

Grazing, hay, premium hay, green manure, plough down, silage, feed pellets

Grazing, hay, premium hay, silage, feed pellets

All

Grazing, hay, premium hay, silage, feed pellets

Grazing, hay, silage, green manure, plough down, feed pellets

Grazing, hay, silage, green manure, plough down, feed pellets

All

All

All

High

Prolific

Prolific

High

High

Yes

Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, Thiram, OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus® OptiCOTE Plus®

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

20Kg

®

OptiCOTE® Select

200,000 kernels 150,000 kernels

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For more information please contact your local Territory Manager: Weipa

DARWIN Katherine

Cooktown

Birdum

Kununurra

Borroloola

Normanton Walkamin

Broome Lagrange

Tennant Creek

Townsville

Port Hedland

Mt. Isa

Karratha

Coral Bay

Cairns

Newman

Bowen

Hughenden

Mackay

Winton Longreach Blackall

Alice Springs

Rockhampton Biloela

Carnarvon

Bundaberg

Windrorah Meekatharra

Warburton

Maryborough

Charleville Toowoomba

Marla

Kalbarri Geraldton Eneabba

Maralinga

Kalgoorlie

Northam

Rawlinna

PERTH

Rockingham Bunbury

Norseman Esperance

Augusta Albany

Madura

Eucla

Tamworth

Woomera

Whyalla

Glen Innes

Moree

Bourke

Dubbo

Broken Hill

Port Augusta

BRISBANE

Warwick

Cunnamulla

Mudgee

Coffs Harbour Port Macquarie

Taree Scone Gloucester Newcastle

Orange Hillston Mildura Camden SYDNEY Wagga ADELAIDE Robertson Goulburn Wagga

Port Pirie

Albury

CANBERRA Bungendore

Bendigo Mount Gambier

Ballarat Geelong

MELBOURNE

Warrnambool

Launceston

HOBART

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