| ||Lang and Annuello upgraded to AH in South Australia for 2003/04|| ||
After a thorough review, AWB has upgraded the classification of the wheat varieties Lang and Annuello to Australian Hard in South Australia, for the coming 2003/04 harvest.
AWB continually monitors the performance of individual wheat varieties as part of its rigorous and ongoing classification process. This involves the detailed comparison of their physical, processing and end-use qualities, with the quality of established reference varieties at the relevant protein content when grown in the target area.
Lang, which was initially released by the Department of Primary Industries Queensland in 2000, has only recently been fully evaluated for quality when grown in South Australia. Test results from BRI Australia through the National Wheat Quality Evaluation Program, Agrifood Technology and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), have demonstrated that Lang warrants upgrading from its current classification of Australian Premium White (APW) to Australian Hard.
Seed of Lang is being commercialised by AWB Seeds.
Annuello was initially released by the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria in 2001, and has also recently been fully evaluated for quality when grown in South Australia.
BRI Australia through the National Wheat Quality Evaluation Program, and the SARDI, have tested quality samples with the results demonstrating that Annuello also warrants upgrading from its current classification of APW.
Annuello has good grain size and milling performance at Australian Hard protein levels. Despite dough strength and stability that are on the lower end of the desirable range for Australian Hard, testing for a range of end products has produced results that should meet the expectations of international buyers of this popular class of wheat.
Seed of Annuello is being commercialised by PlantTech Pty Ltd.
For further information contact Peter McBride on 03 9209 2174 or 0417 662 451