Grains Research and Development

Date: 01.01.1996

About winter feed wheats

Red winter types must be sown early - February to May - for best results but reasonable yields have been obtained by sowing as late as the first week in June. Even when sown very early these winter types do not flower until the middle of November, making them less susceptible to frost than earlier varieties.

Lawson, Paterson and the AWB

Lawson can be grown under contract to the Australian Wheat Board, which supplies seed and receives all the grain produced. Research supported by growers through the GRDC has been introducing resistance to stem rust and barley yellow dwarf virus into Lawson to remove the current area restriction

Paterson, also from the CSIRO stable, will start to replace Lawson, particularly in northern districts and on the NSW slopes and tablelands, because it is resistant to stem rust. Like Lawson, it is licensed to the AWB.

Region National, North, South, West