Strzelecki is best adapted to areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales and is capable of achieving consistent high grain protein levels. Strzelecki is expected to find a wider area of adaptation than the older variety Batavia 2 due to its superior disease resistance, particularly to yellow leaf spot. In comparative trials across Queensland and Northern NSW Strzelecki has given excellent results. Strzelecki is a slow maturing spring wheat of semi dwarf habit, which comes into head about the same time as Batavia 2 and 6 days later than Sunvale. Height of Strzelecki is similar to Batavia 2 but taller than Sunvale. It has strong straw, making it resistant to lodgi.
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 Strzelecki’s pest 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 $1.00 / T excluding GST is payable on all Strzelecki grain produced.
Strzelecki is resistant to yellow leaf spot and all three forms of rust and does not rely on the Lr24 gene for leaf rust resistance. Lr24 has broken down in its effectiveness, so varieties that rely on it may be at risk. Strzelecki is also moderately resistant to Septoria tritici and common root rot and is susceptible to crown rot.
Consult preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on specific varietal management and agronomy relating to Strzelecki.