Varieties

NEW VARIETIES SOUTHERN REGION

 

Variety

Q247
(Q138 X Q155)

Q252
(Q208 X Q96)

Appearance

Yellow green stalks, reddish-purple where exposed, medium wax covering. Trash held loosely to stalk. Few hairs. Open stool habit with many stalks.

Yellow green stalks with a medium-heavy wax covering. Medium-thick stalk.
No hairs present on leaf sheath.

Soils

Trials indicate a range of soil types.
(limited data)

Trials indicate a range of soil types.
(limited data)

Suggested harvest period

Early, Mid,  Late

Good all season. (limited trial results data)

Yield

Moderate

Moderate-high

CCS

Moderate-High

Moderate-high

Germination

Slow

Average

Arrowing

Sparse

Moderate

Diseases

 

 

Resistant

Fiji leaf Gall, Pachymetra, Mosiac, orange rust

Leaf scald, Mosiac, Red rot

Intermediate

Smut

Fiji leaf gall, Pachymetra, Smut

Susceptible

Root Knot Nematodes, RSD

 

Unknown

Brown rust, Lesion nematodes

 

Comments

Suitable for early harvest

Has simular free trashing habit as Q208.

Variety

SRA 2
(QS92-206 XQS87-7430)

SRA 4
(Q138 X QS87-7427)

Appearance

Yellow-green stalks, light wax covering, erect stool and closed habit, moderate to tight trash

Yellow-green stalks, greyed-red when exposed, with medium wax covering.
Few hairs on leaf sheath

Soils

Majority of soils

Majority of soils

Suggested harvest period

Early, mid, late

Early, mid, late

Yield

Moderate-high

Moderate

CCS

High

Moderate

Germination

Average

Fast

Arrowing

Heavy

Sparse

Diseases

 

 

Resistant

Fiji Leaf Gall, Pachymetra

Fiji leaf gall, Mosiac, Orange rust

Intermediate

Mosiac, Smut

Pachymetra, Smut

Susceptible

Root Knot nematode, RSD

 

Unknown

Brown rust, lesion nematode, orange rust

RSD, Brown Rust, Nematodes

Comments

Will lodge readily.
Good productivity in ratoons

Southern trial results indicate good ratooning ability

 

Further information regarding these varieties and other varieties can be found on the SRA website in QCANESelect.