A well adapted variety, with proven performance across all wheat growing areas of Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The height of Baxter is slightly taller than Cunningham and Sunvale. It has superior lodging resistance to Sunvale and Sunco. It has similar straw strength to Cunningham and also achieves relatively higher protein levels.
A formula can be initiated to calculate sowing rates – taking into account target plant density, germination percentage, seed size and establishment rates. Example: 1000 seed weight in grams = 35;Target plant population / sq metre = 140; Establishment % = 80;Germination % = 90. Sowing Rate = 35 x 140 / 100 / (0.8 x 0.9) Sowing Rate = 68 kg/ha
Consult preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on Baxter’s pest resistance and associated management decisions.
Baxter has the very important combination of high tolerance to root lesion nematodes (P. thornei) and partial resistance to crown rot. Baxter offers good resistance to stem and leaf rust, with the leaf rust resistance not reliant on the Lr24 gene. It is moderately susceptible to both the Jackie and WA Yr17 stripe rust pathotypes, and moderately susceptible to susceptible to yellow leaf spot.
Consult preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on specific varietal management and agronomy relating to Baxter.