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Name: Amarok

AMAROK is a winter wheat, well suited to the longer growing season areas in Victoria and South Australia. From over ten different sites and from five years of trials in Victoria, Amarok has produced 8% higher yields than Mackellar and 18% higher yields than Kellalac. Amarok has recently been superseeded by Revenue Winter Wheat which exhibits improved yield and disease resistance. Commercial seed of this variety is no longer available.

Amarok Fact Sheet

Category:  Winter Wheat

Rainfall: 500mm+

Maturity: Long Seasons Winter Wheat

Features:

  • High Yields
  • Resistant to Stripe and Leaf Rust
  • Ideal for early winter sowings
  • Short straw with excellent standing power

Plant Breeders Rights & Royalty:

AMAROK is protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR).  Any unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights 1994. Growers are allowed to retain seed from production of this variety for their own use as seed only.

AMAROK is subject to an EPR of $1.50/tonne (GST exclusive) payable on all grain produced.

Breeding:

Amarok was bred by Wrightsons and was initially trialled in Australia by GrainSearch.

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