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Cutlass Wheat to provide option for Southern NSW Grower in 2018

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jan 08, 2018

Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) have now secured a quality classification upgrade for Cutlass from APW to AH for the 2018 growing season in the southern New South Wales region.

Initially released in 2015 for Victorian and South Australian growers as a Yitpi replacement, Cutlass has strong photoperiod sensitivity which offers growers more sowing date flexibility, being suitable for planting from mid April to early May. Photoperiod sensitive varieties like Cutlass only flower when the days get longer, and therefore may avoid earlier season frosts that much of southern NSW have experienced in recent years.

Importantly, Cutlass has performed well in both the early and main National Variety Trials in southern NSW, with yields b...
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