EGA Eaglehawk


  • APH classification – Southern NSW
  • AH classification QLD and Northern NSW
  • High yielding late maturing spring type – similar in maturity to Sunbrook
  • Tolerant to acid soils
  • Resistant – moderately resistant to stem rust and resistant to leaf rust
  • Moderately tolerant to RLN (P. thornei)
  • Replacement for Sunbrook on an early plant
  • Suited to early season plantings QLD & NSW

    EGA Eaglehawk is a late maturing genotype with moderately strong straw. It is a backcross of Sunbrook and has a similar maturity and plant type to the recurrent parent. This makes EGA Eaglehawk suited for early and mid season sowing in areas of northern NSW and mid season sowing in some areas of southern NSW. 



    Sowing Rate

    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


    Pest Resistance

    Consult your preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on EGA Eaglehawk’s resistance and associated management decisions.



    This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution



    An EPR of $2.50 / T excluding GST is payable on all EGA Eaglehawk grain produced.




    Disease Resistance/Tolerance

    EGA Eaglehawk has useful tolerance to root lesion nematodes (P. thornei) and a good resistance package to stem and leaf rust. It is resistant to the Jackie stripe rust pathotype and moderately resistant to moderately susceptible to WA Yr17 stripe rust pathotypes. EGA Eaglehawk is moderately susceptible to Septoria tritici, and is also susceptible to black point and sprouting. 



    Variety Management/Agronomy

    Consult your preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on specific varietal management and agronomy relating to EGA Eaglehawk.


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