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.
- 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:
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Aurora Durum Crop September 2017
Lower North, South Australia
Depressed grain prices has encouraged Bute farmer James Venning along with many other farmers to pursue growing Aurora Durum as part of their crop rotation in a bid to boost profitability. Aurora has been demonstrating high yields and low screenings and of the
Durum’s it has proven to be one of the better varieties for early vigour. Paula Thompson from Stock Journal recently interviewed one of our new growers James Venning, whose father had previously grown Durum fourteen years ago but removed it from his rotations as it did not consistently provide reliability for him as a crop.
The new variety Aurora has been a winner in reliability for our growers. For more information read the attached Stock Journal article published June 1st 2017.
Attendance at the Pre-Seeding forum at the Longerenong College at Horsham was very encouraging for the Durum Industry in this area. About 50 people attended with a very good mix of Agronomists, growers and Industry representatives.
Speakers covered a wide variety of topics ranging from results from some of the trial work currently undertaken, future trials to be undertaken in 2017 season, marketing our grain, Highlights from Durum Breeding Program, Durum Agronomy, How to grow quality Durum, Finance management for Debt repayment, surplus funds and new machinery purchases, New weed control solutions and Production Wise – PA Source Imagery and innovation Generation.
Many questions were asked during the forum with responses given. At the close of the forum lunch was provided at Longerenong College, Horsham with the Pasta kindly donated by San Remo and Drinks supplied by Glencore Grain.
SADGA is very appreciative of the support we gain from our very valued sponsors each year.
Some of attendees at Durum Forum Longerenong College, Horsham
It was great to see 55 farmers, sponsors, and agronomists at the Tarlee Durum Forum. The morning was action packed with great speakers presenting on a broad range of topics that impact on growing Durum. Attendees came from Lower North, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, West Coast of South Australia and Victoria.
Attendees at SADGA Pre-Seeding Forum at Tarlee.
The Chairman of Southern Australia Durum Growers Association welcomed everyone to the action packed agenda.
Agronomist Craig Davis caught up with durum breeder Jason Able and research scientist Mike Sissons.
Dr Jason Able presented the highlights of the 2016 Durum Breeding Programme and SAGIT reports. Jason was able to present a very positive outlook for Durum into the future with 3 lines being built up for stacking against Aurora. 2 of these lines will be bulked up at Roseworthy in 2017 and the other one a year later.
Benn Oliver, Glencore followed on from Jason by outlining Durum Marketing on the world scene, while Justin Wilks, ADM presented marketing wheat and barley. Mike Sissons, Principal Research Scientist, NSW DPI provided and update on the quality of the DBA material and discussed the new dough instrument and predictive tools.
San Remo’s Fil Ciancio at the SADGA Pre-Seeding Forum at Tarlee
Fil Ciancio, San Remo spoke on the ideal Durum seed which makes the better past – ‘Milling qualities of the current varieties, especially Aurora.