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MR-Scorpio technote

Hybrid overview


MR-Scorpio is a medium-long maturity grain sorghum hybrid which is the ideal choice for high yielding situations. Best suited to deep soils and the only choice for full irrigation, MR-Scorpio delivers unrivalled top end yield potential and excellent grain quality. This hybrid can provide a high level of tillering when conditions allow and also offers a high level of pre-flowering stress tolerance. A midge rating of 6 assists in the management of this common pest and delivers an improvement over older hybrids. For those looking for top end yield potential and growing under favourable conditions look no further than MR-Scorpio.

Hybrid attributes

Days to 50% flower
Spring 75-80
Summer 70-75
Central QLD 60-63

Attributes Score
Midge test rating 6
Seedling vigour 7
Seedling cold tolerance 7
Tillering 7
Standability 7.5
Grain Size 8
Grain colour red
Pollen production 7
Pre-flowering stress tolerance 6
Post-flowering stress tolerance 7
Irrigation yes
Wide rows yes
Ratings are 1-9
1 = Poor
9 = excellent

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