2019 SADGA Cropwalks

SA South East / Vic West Wimmera Cropwalk October 9th, 2019

This year SADGA will be collaborating with The MacKillop Group and enabling attendees from across the region to view trials and hear speakers from the various sites. Starting with a BBQ  luncheon at Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre and finishing with BBQ at Alwyn Dyer’s. The day will be full of facts findings and fellowship together with a first hand look at 3 new durum varieties being released on the day.

Key topics to be seen and heard on the day are:

  • New varieties released by Durum Breeders and AGT
  • MFMG Elders Oats and Durum Trials
  • NVT Trial Tour
  • Uni of Adelaide Trial Tour
  • Eurofins Trial Tour
  • Seed Terminator tyre kicker.

Click here to view the SE/West Wimmera Cropwalk program  and 2019 MAP Kaniva_NVT_UoA_Dyers.

Mid North  – Roseworthy Cropwalk was held September 11th, 2019

Click here to view the MN Cropwalk program  and 2019 MN Cropwalk Map

Key topics delivered on the day were:

  • The release of 3 New Durum Varieties
  • SAGIT Nitrogen Use Efficiency
  • Crown Rot
  • NUFARM New Knockdown Trials
  • GRDC Sodic Trial and SAGIT Drone Project
  • GRDC Barley Malt Flavour Project
  • AGT Research Facility Tour

So you couldn’t make it, click on the link below and you see what we got up to!

2019 Roseworthy Trial site near Roseworthy College up to 40 Growers, Researchers and Industry Reps present on the day.

Click here for MEDIA RELEASE for Mid North Roseworthy Cropwalk approved for use.

Both programs are subject to change without notice, for enquiries call

Deb Baum 0481 322 821 SADGAsecretary@gmail.com

DBA Artemis

DBA Artemis

Release by Dr Jason Able at Roseworthy Sept 11,2019

Variety Snapshot

  • DBA Artemis has a small yield potential advantage over DBA Aurora (but region dependent)
  • Screenings levels and disease profile are comparable to both Aurora and Spes
  • Artemis is well adapted for production in the southern wheat growing areas of Australia (SA & Vic)
  • Well suited to early-sowing (early May) or mid-sowing (mid-late May)
  • Is tolerant to a range of common grass and broadleaf herbicides
  • Is WQA approved and is classified ADR in Southern Australia (SA & Vic)

Breeder Comments

Trial data to date suggests that DBA Artemis will be at least comparable or slightly better than Aurora in SA’s Yorke Peninsula and the West Wimmera, respectively. There does not appear to be any significant yield advantage for the broad MN area with this new variety, when compared to Aurora, based on long-term NVT data (Table 1).

The origin of DBA Artemis is from the combination of two fixed lines. The maternal parent of these is Menshia54/2*Kalka/Worrakatta//Tamaroi/Kalka/Kalka/Tamaroi, which was crossed to the paternal parent Kalka*4/Tamaroi.

Risk Factors

Yield vs Protein: As with very high yielding varieties such as DBA Aurora, DBA Artemis may also result in lower levels of protein due to its high yielding performance. Therefore an N management strategy should be implemented by growers that focuses on both grain yield and protein.

Table 1. DBA Artemis yield performance in southern national variety trials (NVT) averaged across three years of trials (2016-2018). Data for each variety is expressed as a % above or below the area mean. Where * is data from 2017-2018 only.

Table 2. DBA Artemis disease resistance ratings compared to current commercial varieties in the southern region. Abbreviations as follows: YLS (Yellow Leaf Spot), Prn (P. neglectus), Prt (P. thornei), CCN (Cereal Cyst Nematode); CRR (Common Root Rot), CR (Crown Rot). This is the 2018 consensus ratings from NVT. Subscript P stands for a provisional rating.

Table 3. DBA Artemis screenings levels in southern NVT averaged across three years (2016-2018, where available) when compared to other commercially grown durum varieties

 

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the GRDC and San Remo for funding support to the University of Adelaide’s breeding program. DBA is a national initiative established between the University of Adelaide, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the GRDC. National Variety Trial (NVT) data has been used in compiling this fact sheet and the GRDC is acknowledged for its use.

DBA Spes

Dr Jason Able released the new variety Spes at the Roseworthy and South East  crop-walks in spring 2018. Dr Able states that DBA Spes assists in alleviating some of the risk associated wit growing durum and improves durum’s fit in the farming system rotation.

Variety Snapshot

  • DBA Spes maintains a high relative yield
  • Slightly superior resistance to stem rust
  • Equivalent or slightly superior disease resistance package to other diseases
  • Acceptable protein average
  • Delivers improved grain size over older varieties.

For more information on DBA Spes see fact sheet:
http://durumgrowerssa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DBA-Spes-fact-sheet-image.jpg

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 SADGA Pre-seeding Forums

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association annual pre-seeding forums will be held once again in March 2019 at Tarlee and Horsham and promises to deliver another exciting line up of researchers, grain marketers and growers who’ll all share their insights into best outcomes for growing durum.

SA Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 – Tarlee Town Hall from 8:30 to 1:00 pm

Click here to view and download the Tarlee Agenda

Speakers Include but not limited to:

  • Dr Jason Able
  • Jeff Braun, Agronomist
  • Dr Hugh Wallwork

 

 

VIC Wednesday, March 2oth, 2019 – Horsham ‘Demons’ Football Club, Horsham VIC 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Click here to view and download the Horsham Agenda and

Speakers Include:

  • Dr Jason Able
  • Dr Marg Evans, SARDI
  • Rob Harris, AGT
  • Simon Mock, Agronomist

Please note: Registration will be a requirement and a small cost will be applied to the forums for catering and administration for non members however as a benefit to members it will be free. See side bar link to sign up as a member today.

Contact Deb Baum SADGA Secretary if you have any questions  sadgasecretary@gmail.com 0481 322 821

Durum Wheat Seed Orders Available

Minimal Seed available for sale in South Australia, order now before it runs out!!
Seed available in Victoria for sale

Did you know SADGA is currently the only organisation granted with a licence to sell               DBA Aurora and new variety DBA Spes.

Orders available in bulk:

  • 4T min direct off header
  • 1T cleaned in bulker bags

Click here to download the purchase order

Click here to download the DBA Spes fact sheet

Send completed purchase orders to: SADGAtreasurer@gmail.com or

contact Jan Crawford 0419 812 810 for information

New Variety to be Released at 2018 Cropwalks

The announcement and details of the new durum variety currently known as UAD154192 will be released and orders will be offered to growers at the spring cropwalks to be held at Roseworthy, September 5 and Wolseley October 10. Seed will be strictly limited at the end of this season, although seed for DBA Aurora will still be available from SADGA if any grower misses out on the opportunity to evaluate UAD154192 in 2019.

The best brains in the business will come together both days and will cover off on the research and what the trials have revealed since their commencement. Topics and trials to be discussed will be include crown rot, Nitrogen Use efficiency, application of chemicals such as Sakura and other new chemical formulations, sodic soils, and drones just to mention a few.

“One of the highlights of the cropwalks this year will be the official release and naming of our newest durum variety” says Dr Jason Able durum breeder and Associate Professor for the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide. As part of the release, Jason will highlight the pros and cons of this variety over other commercially available durum varieties such as DBA Aurora and Saintly.

University of Adelaide researchers Dr Rhiannon Schilling, Dr Delphine Fleury and Dr Melissa Garcia will also be advising growers at Roseworthy of trial data and research discoveries from the GRDC Sodic Soils project as well as giving an update to the ARC Industrial Wheat Hub research that is currently being conducted. The advancements in technology in the field of agriculture are numerous and the SAGIT Drone project is bringing forward new data that will help with future farm application and productity decisions. Sam Deed also from the University of Adelaide will be providing an update on the SAGIT Nitrogen Use Efficiency trials and research work that is underway at the Waite Campus.

Drs Marg Evans and Hugh Wallwork of SARDI will also be on site showing growers the research trials and answering questions about crown rot and other diseases.

“The SADGA committee are looking forward to catching up with growers interested in incorporating Durum into their rotation and attendees are welcome to join the committee for lunch at both locations”, invites Simon Mildren SAGDA’s newly appointed Chairman.

Click here for Mid North Program, click here for Wasley/Roseworthy map

Click here for South East Program

Click here for Map 1 Site 1Wolseley Mackillop Trial Site

Click here for Map 2 Site 2 SAGIT Crown Rot & GRDC Barley Malt Flavour Project

Click here for Map 3 for Sites 3, 4 5 & 6 Uni Adelaide Kaniva Trial Site for Nufarm & Sakura Trials, NVT Trial Site, New Variety Site and BBQ at Alwyn & Kerryn Dyer.