Varieties

NEW VARIETIES SOUTHERN REGION

Variety

SRA 19
(QN86-640 X QN90-252)

SRA 20
(QN86-5279 X QS91-7008)

Appearance

Light green stalk, dark olive when exposed. Light wax. No hairs on leaf sheath. Good canopy cover, broad leaves. Trash held loosely to stalk.

Green stalk, white-green when exposed. Medium to heavy wax band. No hairs on leaf sheath. Erect leaves. Forms canopy later. Trash held tight.

Soils

Range of soils

Range of soils

Suggested harvest period

Mid, late

Mid, late

Yield

High

High

CCS

Low - Moderate

Low - Moderate

Germination

Good

Can be slow but reliable

Arrowing

Unknown

Unknown

Diseases

 

 

Resistant

Leaf scald, Mosaic, Orange rust, Pachymetra

Mosaic, Pachymetra, Red rot, Smut

Intermediate

Red rot, Fiji Leaf Gall, Smut

Fiji Leaf Gall, Leaf Scald

Susceptible


 

Unknown

Brown rust, Lesion and Root knot nematodes, RSD, canegrubs

Brown rust, Orange rust, RSD, Lesion and Root knot nematodes, cane grubs

Comments




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.