Beaufort at NVT Numurkah (irrigated site) 2015Harvest Declaration Form

January 29, 2018

A visit to the Numurkah NVT Irrigated wheat trial site (Oct 2015) caused some surprise when standing in front of the Beaufort Wheat plot (mid season, awnless, red grained, feed wheat).  The plot looked amazing – absolutely jammed with heads standing about 1.3m high but with no sign any lodging issues – noted among many of the other lines at the site.  Having topped the Numurkah Irrigated site in 2014, Beaufort was again at the top of the yields.

As a reminder – Beaufort is VS for Stem rust, so growers who are looking at putting in Beaufort should be aware that a sound fungicide prevention program should be in place to avoid stem rust causing issues after head emergence.

A reminder that Beaufort seed can be ordered/purchased from your local rural reseller or directly from AGFseeds at Smeaton (Vic)