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This guide summarises performance characteristics of commercially available wheats and some pre-commercial lines. These lines have undergone testing in the National Variety Testing Project (NVT), Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) wide-scale crop variety testing (CVT) and/or variety specific agronomy projects. This information includes variety summaries (Table 1), agronomic, disease and herbicide tolerance characteristics (Tables 2 to 4), medium- to long-term yield performance by wheat grade and Agzone (Tables 5 and 6). A review of regional performance in 2007 is followed by a comprehensive summary of 2007 variety time of sowing experiments (Tables 7 to 14) and flowering dates from observation plots in the northern, central and southern wheatbelt (Table 15).
Research on variety specific agronomy is jointly funded by DAFWA and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and operates throughout the wheat growing areas of Western Australia. By combining agronomy research outcomes with other related wheat research and CVT data, this document provides current information to assist with variety choice and management for 2008. It includes recent varieties from several breeding organisations now under evaluation in Western Australia as well as adopted varieties with established agronomic performance.
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Wheat, Varieties, Sowing, Yields, Agronomy, Diseases, Herbicides, Western Australia
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Environmental Sciences
Zaicou, C, Curtis, B, Dhammu, H, Ellis, S, Jorgensen, D, Miyan, S, Penny, S, Shackley, B, and Sharma, D. (2008), Wheat variety guide 2008 Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4733.