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: