New wheat varieties keep breaking new ground

By Bob Freebairn
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:19pm, first published March 27 2022 - 6:30pm
Peter Matthews (second from right), NSW DPI Technical Specialist, Grain Services, explains attributes of new wheat varieties at a spring field day. Boree, Calibre, released Raider and Valiant are new 2022 releases.

I have been involved with winter crop variety testing for over 55 years and never cease to be amazed that new variety releases, in all mainstream crops, continue to be released with higher yield, under good and tough conditions, plus often upgrades in quality and disease resistance.