Estimated area sown to the top seven wheat varieties grown in 2017 in Western Australia
New varieties for 2017
DS Pascal is an Australian Premium White (APW) variety which was released by Dow AgroSciences in 2017.
- Outstanding ability to maintain falling numbers after pre-harvest rain. Best performing variey in DPIRD's falling number index testing. Therefore suitable for areas that may recieve rainfall during the harvest period.
- Mid-long variety.
- Susceptible to crown rot.
LRPB Havoc is an Australian Hard (AH) that was released by LongReach Plant Breeders in 2017.
- Earlier maturing variety with yields similar to or slightly higher than Mace.
- Good resistance to stripe and leaf rust.
See the next page for tables which further explain the trends of adoption for the top 30 wheat varieties grown in WA between 2012 and 2017.