Grains Research and Development

Date: 01.06.1996

More biscuit wheats

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Biscuit manufacturers have signalled their acceptance of two new soft wheat varieties available to South Australian growers this season. The new varieties, Bowie and Buckley, can be segregated in the mid-north and southwest of the State. They are both Tatiara types which yield higher than Tatiara. Buckley has CCN resistance and Bowie has excellent rust resistance.

Steve Jefferies, who until recently evaluated new crops at the South Australian Research and Development Institute, said a handful of varieties in Western Australia was also likely to be commercialised in South Australia.

"Probably the pick of those is a variety called Cascades, which is an Arma type, very early maturing with septoria resistance, also has yellow spot resistance, and is quite good for black tip," Mr Jefferies said.

Contact: Mr Rob Wheeler 08 303 9480