Pacific Seeds unleashes Hellfire wheat
October 14, 2019
Pacific Seeds has unleashed LRPB Hellfire wheat, a new high protein APH variety for Queensland and NSW growers.
Bred by LongReach Plant Breeders and marketed by Pacific Seeds, LRPB Hellfire recently debuted at field days held at National Variety Trials across both states.
Pacific Seeds wheat manager Neil Comben said spring was the perfect time to introduce LRPB Hellfire to the industry.
“LRPB Hellfire is in the NVTs and is being bulked up on farm this year, so growers are keen to see it before it’s made commercially available for the winter 2020 plant.
“There was a great deal of interest in Hellfire because it can deliver high protein and yield.”
Mr Comben said quality testing during development in both the LongReach program and the NVT system has shown that LRPB Hellfire consistently produces protein levels similar to that of Spitfire, with significantly improved yields.
“This feature makes LRPB Hellfire an important tool for growers looking to take advantage of stack averaging marketing opportunities, such as GrainCorp’s Croptimise program, without sacrificing yield across the cropping program.”
He said LRPB Hellfire has a medium plant height, good standability and a solid disease package suitable for all main season growing areas in Queensland and NSW.
“LRPB Hellfire shows excellent early vigour, solid resistance to Stem and Stripe rusts, good RLN tolerance, and good yield performance under the added stress of Crown Rot.
“The large grain, high protein and low screenings make LRPB Hellfire a standout grain package.”
Growers are encouraged to contact their local Pacific Seeds wheat associate for more information and to secure seed now.