Kennedy is a quick maturing spring wheat of semi dwarf habit, which comes into head about the same time as Hartog. It has very strong straw strength making it resistant to lodging. Kennedy is hard grained with high dough strength, a long mixing time and excellent baking qualities.
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 Kennedy’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.
As of the 1st September 2012, Kennedy sold to accredited EPR collection agents will have the royalty automatically deducted directly from grower payments.
Kennedy is moderately resistant to yellow leaf spot and leaf rust. It is resistant to stem rust and moderately resistant to stripe rust (excluding WA strain). Kennedy has moderate tolerance to root lesion nematodes and is resistant to black point and shattering.
Consult preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on specific varietal management and agronomy relating to Kennedy.