Last season was the first commercial release from Dow Seeds, an early to mid season variety wheat called DS Darwin.
“Feedback has been excellent, agronomists are reporting glowing results from farmers” said Anthony Mitchell, Wheat Development Manager for Dow Seeds. “Yield has been equivalent or better than competitor varieties across the board, with good test weights, protein and very low screenings. We’re very happy with how the variety performed in these larger demonstrations and we look forward to full broadacre sowings in 2016.”
DS Darwin has an Australian Hard (AH) classification in southern NSW, Victoria and South Australia. In addition to an excellent yield, strong grain package and exceptional harvestability, it also has good black point tolerance. DS Darwin conveys a solid stripe rust package, being moderately resistant to all current pathotypes. It is susceptible to Septoria tritici and needs to be managed accordingly where Septoria may be an issue.
Also available this season is DS Pascal. DS Pascal is a high yielding early season line with market leading pre-harvest sprouting tolerance. It provides excellent yield under irrigation whilst retaining good standablity and harvestability. DS Pascal has an Australian Premium White (APW) classification in Southern NSW, Victoria and South Australia.