In this section of NVT Online you can find basic information on recently released varieties tested in the National Variety Trials program. Links to downloadable fact sheets or the commercialising company’s website have also been provided where available. The EPR link redirects users to the Variety Central website where further End Point Royalty information can be found.

Wheat

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
Chief CL Plus 2016 IGW6089 Yes Intergrain Intergrain View
Comments:Highest yielding Clearfield® Plus wheat in WA; On average 12% higher yielding than Justica CL Plus; Mid-season maturity and APW classification; Excellent disease resistance package, superior yellow spot resistance; Registered for label rate applications of Intervix® herbicide; Available for planting in 2017
Coolah 2016 V07176-69 Yes AGT AGT View
Comments:EGA Gregory alternative; APH quality classification; Highly competitive grain yield and broad adaptation; Suited to end of April – beginning of May plantings; Excellent stem, stripe and leaf rust resistance; Tolerance to RLN (P. thornei); Good tolerance to acid soils; Low screenings and high test weights; Improved lodging tolerance over EGA Gregory.
DBA Bindaroi 2017 190873 Yes Seednet Dept of Primary Industries NSW View
Comments:Early to medium maturity; Higher grain yield than Caparoi; Grain, semolina and pasta making quality comparable to Caparoi with improved colour and brightness; Low screenings similar to Jandaroi; Good resistance to all three rusts; Improved crown rot resistance rating compared with all current durum varieties; precautions are still needed to avoid high risk CR situations.
DBA Vittaroi 2017 280913 Yes Seednet Dept of Primary Industries NSW View
Comments:Early to medium maturity; Higher grain yield than EGA Bellaroi under irrigation; Excellent tolerance to lodging under high input irrigated agronomy; Grain, semolina and pasta making quality are superior to EGA Bellaroi; Low screenings similar to Jandaroi and superior to EGA Bellaroi; Good resistance to all three rusts
DS Faraday 2017 UQ01527 Yes Dow Seeds Dow Seeds View
Comments:DS Faraday is a main season variety with similar maturity to EGA Gregory, which also demonstrates valuable triple rust resistance. DS Faraday has solid yield, disease and milling quality with added tolerance to pre-harvest sprouting to help minimise risk in a wet harvest. DS Faraday’s target classification is APH
Longsword 2017 RAC2341 Yes AGT AGT View
Comments:Longsword (tested as RAC2341) is a variety that really stands out on its own. Early in AGT testing it was clear that Longsword was different to the rest: later to flower, but quick to mature; Longsword represented a style of wheat that the Roseworthy programme had not previously bred.
LRPB Arrow 2016 LPB11-1728 Yes Advanta/Pacific Seeds LongReach Plant Breeders View
Comments:A high yielding AH variety for SA/VIC and an APW for WA. The short canopy ensures easier management along with good YLS for rotation flexibility.
LRPB Havoc 2017 LPB13-1995; Yes Advanta/Pacific Seeds LongReach Plant Breeders View
Comments:Havoc is based on Mace with similar yield stability and is well adapted to all areas of WA AH classification in WA with a quick maturity for main season planting like Corack and Mace Yield increase of 2-5% on Mace over the last 3 years in WA Outstanding shorter canopy for crop and stubble management Good Stripe Rust (MR), Leaf Rust (RMR WA) and Yellow Spot (MRMS) resistance Improved Powdery Mildew resistance (MS) over Mace to reduce disease build up in lower canopies.
LRPB Kittyhawk 2017 LPB11-0140 Yes Advanta/Pacific Seeds LongReach Plant Breeders View
Comments:A high yielding dual purpose wheat variety suited to all areas that grow Wedgetail. Premium classification; APH (NSW/Qld) and AH (SA/Vic). Slow maturity (long season) with three winter genes. Suited to early planting similar to Wedgetail. Improved disease resistance over Wedgetail especially for Stripe Rust (RMR) Stem Rust (MRMS) and Leaf Rust (MRMS). Significant test weight (4-6Kg/Hl) improvement over Wedgetail with solid grain package.
LRPB Reliant 2016 LPB10-2506 Yes Advanta/Pacific Seeds LongReach Plant Breeders View
Comments:A high yielding mid-season maturity for NSW & QLD. Good early vigour and a grain package that is solid for screenings. Reliant has an ability to finish well in tough years. APH (Northern Zone) and AH (South East Zone).
Ninja 2016 IGW8027 Yes Intergrain Intergrain View
Comments:WA’s highest yielding ANW; Yields on average, exceeding Mace by 5-6% across WA’s noodle growing regions; Mid-season maturity, complementary to Zen and other mid-long varieties; Robust disease package, including good yellow spot and stripe rust resistance; Available for planting in 2017
Razor CL Plus 2018 RAC2517 Yes Australian Grain Technologies Australian Grain Technologies View
Comments:The highest yielding Clearfield® wheat variety currently available; Derived from widely adapted variety Mace; Tolerant to Clearfield® Intervix® herbicide; Early maturity, slightly quicker than Mace, similar to Corack; Good physical grain package, with low screenings and high test weight; Good CCN resistance; ASW quality classification
RGT Accroc 2017 SFR86-054 Yes Seedforce RAGT Seeds View
Comments:RGT Accroc is a bearded, medium-long growing season winter wheat with potential for high yields in the medium and high rainfall zone. It is a variety that has taken a high market share in France where its combination of earlier maturity, high yields and good grain quality has made it desirable for growers and end-users alike. The variety has a good disease resistance profile with very good resistance to stripe rust and good resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus. With short stiff straw, harvest quality is good producing large bold grain with a high thousand grain weight.
RGT Calabro 2017 SFR86-036 Yes Seedforce RAGT Seeds View
Comments:Brochure is coming soon.
RGT Zanzibar 2017 SFR86-055 Yes Seedforce RAGT Seeds View
Comments:Brochure is coming soon.
SEA Condamine 2018 UQ01800; No SEA Affiliates and local seed suppliers University of Queensland View
Comments:High yielding white-grained bread wheat - consistently high yield across all 2016 and 2017 National Variety Trials in Central Queensland; Excellent straw strength; Large kernel size (similar or larger than LRPB Spitfire); Good rust resistance package; Similar flowering time to Suntop, but quicker from flowering to maturity (i.e. shorter grain filling period); Feed wheat - initially released as feed, however preliminary evaluations of baking quality demonstrate excellent loaf volume and colour.
Sunmax 2016 SUN714B Yes AGT AGT View
Comments:Long season maturity, best suited to mid April plantings; APH quality classification in the Northern Zone; Good stem and stripe rust resistance; Acid soils tolerance; Tolerance to RLN (P. thornei); High test weights with a moderate screenings risk.
Tungsten 2016 EDGE06-034-14; No Elders Elders/Seedmark View
Comments:Tungsten is a wheat variety with early to medium maturity. Maturity is very similar to Wyalkatchem. In WA Tungsten yields above and similar to Mace in different zones, demonstrating wide adaptability and good yields over all of WA. It is an outstanding protein accumulator and an excellent milling variety with good water absorption.

Barley

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
RGT Planet 2016 SFR85-014 Yes Seedforce RAGT View
Comments:RGT Planet is a new high yielding spring barley being introduced into Australia. It has a strong agronomic package that combined with its yield potential will make it an economic option for Australian barley growers. It will be evaluated for malt accreditation in Australia, but already has malt status in many European countries and with Heineken and Carlsberg worldwide. RGT Planet has good disease resistance to mildew, rhncosporum, net blotch and brown rust. It also has good straw strength and reduced risk of lodging.

Canola

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
DG 408TT 2017 11H4054 No Landmark / Seednet Seednet View
Comments:Maturity: Early-Mid; Seedling Vigour - Good - Very Good;  Plant Height - Medium - Standability Excellent; Blackleg Rating - R-MR (With Jockey, Blackleg Grouping AC); Yield - High (Refer data); Oil - Very High (Highest oil across all RR Hybrids); Alternate To 43Y23RR, Hyola404RR, 44Y27RR, GT42, IH30RR
DG 670TT 2017 SFR65-013TT; No Landmark / Seednet Seednet View
Comments:Maturity: Mid - Late; Seedling Vigour - Good - Very Good;  Plant Height - Medium - Tall; Blackleg Rating - R - MR (With Jockey, breeder estimate. Blackleg Grouping BF Anticipated); Yield - High (Refer data); Oil - Moderate (Similar to ATR-Mako, Higher than DG560TT); Alternate To Hyola 650TT, Hyola 559TT, ATR-Wahoo, DG560TT
Hyola 410XX 2018 M65041 No Advanta Seeds Pacific Seeds View
Comments:Brochure is coming soon.
Hyola 530XT 2018 M67279 No Advanta Seeds Pacific Seeds View
Comments:Brochure is coming soon.
Hyola 580CT 2018 T61001 No Advanta Seeds Pacific Seeds View
Comments:Brochure is coming soon.
Hyola® 350TT 2017 T48481 No Advanta Seeds Advanta Seeds View
Comments:More information coming soon.
Hyola® 506RR 2017 M95168 No Advanta Seeds Advanta Seeds View
Comments:More information coming soon.
IH51RR 2016 Bayer AN13R9003 No Bayer CropScience Bayer CropScience View
Comments:Paddock experience has shown that replicated trial results tend to undersell the yield potential of IH51RR. It consistently achieves much better yields in the paddock even if there is no extreme shattering event to show its enormous added value. When you add in the increased flexibility around harvest timing and insurance against damaging weather, IH51RR can play a very valuable role in every canola program in lower rainfall areas.
InVigorR3520 2017 Bayer AN15R5537 No Bayer CropScience Bayer CropScience View
Comments:InVigor® R 3520 delivers exactly what the InVigor brand stands for – the highest levels of performance among hybrids. When the going gets tough, InVigor R 3520 really gets going, which is why it’s such a significant upgrade from the previous short-season hybrid options.
InVigorR5520P 2016 Bayer AN14R9012 No Bayer CropScience Bayer CropScience View
Comments:InVigor® R 5520P delivers everything that Bayer hybrid canola is coming to represent: top yields with innovative technology. A leap forward in performance, yield security and harvest flexibility, InVigor R 5520P is topping trials even without the PodGuard Paddock Advantage.
InVigorT4510 2016 PJTT3 No Bayer CropScience Bayer CropScience View
Comments:InVigor T 4510 offers a great upgrade option for anyone already growing TT hybrids, and a strong financial incentive for open-pollinated growers to enjoy the extra benefits of growing a hybrid.
Nuseed GT-43 2016 NCH13G046;GT-53 No Nuseed Nuseed View
Comments:Nuseed GT-53 is no ordinary mid-season Roundup Ready® hybrid canola. With top class adaptability across a range of environments (early-mid, mid and mid-long) and robust performance in varied growing conditions, GT-53 is the complete package.
Pioneer 43Y92 (CL) 2017 PHI-1601; No Pioneer Hi-Bred Aust Pty Ltd Pioneer Hi-Bred Aust Pty Ltd View
Comments:More info coming soon
Pioneer 44T02 (TT) 2016 PHT-1504; No Pioneer Pioneer View
Comments:Highest yielding Early-Mid Maturity (4) Triazine Tolerant Hybrid in 2015 GRDC NVT TrialsOutstanding agronomic package coupled with segment leading performance makes for reliabe returns and ease of managementEarly-mid season (4) maturity, displaying excellent adaptability, ideally suited to low to medium rainfall growing zonesDelivers excellent early growth resulting in superior crop competition and early canopy closure resulting in enhanced weed controlRobust blackleg resistance –  [R-MR]
Pioneer 44Y27 (RR) 2017 PHR-1605; No Pioneer Hi-Bred Aust Pty Ltd Pioneer Hi-Bred Aust Pty Ltd View
Comments:More info coming soon
Pioneer 44Y90 (CL) 2016 PHI-1502; No Pioneer Pioneer View
Comments:Sets a new industry benchmark for consistency in yields over a wide range of growing conditions, excellent paddock performance has exceeded grower expectations; early-mid (4) maturity, displaying excellent adaptability, ideally suited to low to medium rainfall growing zones; forms a compact canopy and offers dense pod set along with uniform rippening; delivers exceptional early growth resulting in superior crop competition and early canopy closure resulting in enhanced weed control and reduced weed seed set.
Pioneer 45Y91 (CL) 2016 PHI-1402; No Pioneer Pioneer View
Comments:Unmatched performance and hybrid yield potential, deliver greater returns in higher rainfall environments; outstanding agronomic package coupled with segment leading performance makes for reliabe results and ease of management; unique phenology, rapid early growth and excellent biomass make this the hybrid of choice for mixed farming operations looking for grazing opportunities; mid season (5) maturity,  displaying excellent adaptability, ideally suited to medium to high rainfall environments; delivers excellent early growth resulting in superior crop competition and early canopy closure resulting in enhanced weed control and reduced weed seed set
SF Turbine TT 2016 SFR65-009TT; No Seed Force Seed Force View
Comments:SF Turbine TT is the first in a new series of TT hybrids to be introduced by Seed Force. SF Turbine TT has excellent early vigor and gets up and establishes quickly for maximum weed competition.

Chickpea

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
PBA Seamer 2016 CICA0912 Yes Seednet Pulse Breeding Australia View
Comments:PBA Seamer is an improved desi chickpea for the northern region with the highest available Ascochyta blight resistance rating (rated R). It is broadly adapted from central NSW to central Queensland, with significantly higher grain yield than all current varieties in high disease years. PBA Seamer has a semi-erect plant type with superior lodging resistance to PBA HatTrick and PBA Boundary. PBA Seamer has improved seed quality with larger seed size than PBA HatTrick and higher dhal milling yield than all current varieties in southern QLD and northern NSW

Faba Bean

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Field Pea

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
PBA Butler 2017 OZP1101 Yes Seednet National Field Pea Initiative View
Comments:Similar seed and plant features to Kaspa; High levels of bacterial blight resistance (same as PBA Oura); Vigorous plant growth; High yield and broad adaptation; Semi-leafless, semi-dwarf plant type; Mid-late flowering with early maturity; Pod shatter resistant at maturity; Superior grain quality marketable as ‘Kaspa type’

Lupin

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
Murringo 2017 WK338 Yes Seednet Dept of Primary Industries NSW View
Comments:Highest yielding albus lupin for eastern states; Mid flowering, indeterminate genotype; Moderate resistance to Pleiochaeta Root Rot and Phomopsis; Susceptible to Anthracnose; Grain quality well suited to albus human consumption markets; Seed size similar to Luxor
PBA Bateman 2017 07A002-[F4]-3; WALAN2533; Yes Seednet National Lupin Initiative View
Comments:PBA Bateman tested as WALAN2533 is a high yielding Australian sweet lupin variety suitable for lupin growing areas of NSW, SA and Victoria. It provides increased yield and good virus resistance
PBA Leeman 2017 WALAN2428, Yes Seednet DAFWA View
Comments:PBA Leeman, tested as WALAN2428, is a high protein Australian sweet lupin variety suitable for lupin growing areas of Western Australia. It provides an increase in protein and metribuzin tolerance over Coromup.

Oat

Variety Release Year Test Code PBR EPR Marketer Breeder Link to Resource
Durack Oats 2016 WA02Q309-9;WA02Q302-9; Yes Heritage Seeds National Oat Breeding Program View
Comments:Maturity – Early maturing (minimum 1 week earlier than Carrolup, Williams & Bannister); Excellent grain quality with low screenings and high groat percentage; Establishment – Very good early vigour; Resistant to CCN R

Triticale

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Lentil

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