TWO new high-yielding lupin varieties will be made available for SA and Vic graingrowers for sowing in 2018.
PBA Bateman and Seednet’s Murringo have been released through a collaboration between the GRDC, the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Pulse Breeding Australia and the WA DPI and Regional Development.
The new varieties were bred by WA DPIRD and developed by the NSW DPI at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute in southern NSW.
NSW DPI pulse research agronomist Mark Richards says Murringo is the highest-yielding albus lupin for the eastern states.
“It has the pure white, sweet seeds demanded by human consumption markets and no bitter seeds,” he said. “Murringo has resistance to root rot and phomopsis stem blight, which causes lupinosis.”
PBA Bateman is a sweet, narrowleaf lupin with significant yield and virus resistance improvements on today’s varieties suited to the eastern states.
“Protected under Plant Breeders’ Rights, PBA Bateman is resistant to anthracnose, phomopsis stem blight, grey spot, bean yellow mosaic virus, black pod syndrome and cucumber mosaic virus – it’s moderately susceptible to brown spot,” Mr Richards said.
“PBA Bateman has a medium to large seed with similar agronomic characteristics, harvestability and herbicide tolerance to existing lupin varieties.”
PBA Bateman and Murringo seed is available from Seednet.
- Details: grdc.com.au