Category Archives: Durum Varieties

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

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

AURORA DURUM WHEAT SEED FOR SALE available South Australia, Victoria and Southern New South Wales.

GET YOUR ORDERS IN NOW – still available in Northern Victoria and Southern New South Wales.

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SADGA currently is the only organisation
with a granted licence to sell Aurora.
Available bulk direct off header 4T minimum.
Also available cleaned in 1T bulker bags.
Email: SADGAtreasurer@gmail.com
or contact Jan Crawford
Fax 08 8662 4089 / Mob. 0419 812 810

Aurora Durum Crop September 2017
Lower North, South Australia

Aurora added in pursuit of Higher Profit Potential

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.

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AURORA DURUM WHEAT SEED FOR SALE

        Durum Wheat Seed
              DBA Aurora
Available at Harvest time
Order now to secure your seed
Available bulk direct off header 4T minimum
Order before 2nd December and comply with the terms and conditions of the purchase order for $100/tonne discount
Also available Cleaned in 1T bulker bags

Southern Australia Durum Growers Association Inc
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