Commercial seed of this variety is no longer available. Frelon was a long season variety that matures slightly later than but around the same time as MacKellar and Amarok. Winter wheats yield best when sown early and given the opportunity to establish before the onset of winter. If sown early, there should be limited grain yield loss from grazing. Frelonwill produce less dry matter than other winter wheats but will recover better and yield more grain. Frelon has good standing power from early (March) and later (May) sowings. Frelon is suited to the Central Highlands, South-West Western District and Gippsland growing regions of Victoria.
FRELON 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.
FRELON is subject to an EPR of $2.00/tonne (GST exclusive) payable on all grain produced.
FRELON has been bred in the UK by PBI Cambridge and was initially trialed in Australia by a joint PGG Wrightson Grain and GrainSearch program.