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