WHEAT: tolerant to acid soils
GroundCover™ Issue: 31
NEW RELEASE from Agriculture Western Australia, developed with support from growers and the Federal Government through the GRDC.
Karlgarin (formerly WAWHT 2050)
- a high-yielding, APW-quality wheat with tolerance to aluminium and boron toxicities
- widely adapted, best in medium- and low-rainfall areas
- good yields similar overall to those of Carnamah (Karlgarin yields are superior in low to medium rainfall, south-central areas; Carnamah yields are superior in northern and high-rainfall regions)
- medium maturity, ranges from similar to slightly later than that of Carnamah
- white-chaffed, bearded wheat with strong straw
- screenings slightly higher than those of Spear, on average
- produces very good baking-quality white flour
- milling quality slightly superior to that of Machete
- resistant to yellow spot and stripe rust
- herbicide reaction data will be available by February 2000. Consult the Crop Variety Sowing Guide for details.