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Sloop Vic from ABB Grain – Vigorous Early Growth, Strong Straw, High Yield

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Sloop Vic from ABB Grain is characterised by vigorous early growth, an erect growth habit, a relatively low tillering capacity, good straw strength, good head retention and excellent grain plumpness. Sloop Vic is a moderately tall barley without vernalisation requirement and matures 2-4 days later than both Schooner and Sloop.

Grain protein levels for Sloop Vic are similar to Sloop and Schooner. Micro malting indicates that, on average, Sloop Vic has slightly higher malt extract levels than Sloop, significantly higher diastase levels than Sloop and similar levels of wort beta-glucan. The diastase levels of Sloop Vic are a major improvement compared to Schooner.

Features

Mid season maturing, malting barley with a very plump grain size

Suitable for the Northern Wimmera and Southern and Central Mallee areas of Victoria

Resistance to Cereal Cyst Nematode

Replacement for Schooner and Sloop

Enhanced boron toxicity tolerance

Vigorous early growth with good straw strength and head retention

Yields 1% to 6% higher than Schooner and Sloop

Breeding

Sloop Vic was bred by the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria within the Malting Barley Quality Improvement Program.

Pedigree: Sahara/WI2723//Chebec(VB9743)/2*/Sloop

Diseases

Sloop Vic has resistance to Heterodera avenae, the causal agent of CCN. It has a similar level of susceptibility to both the Spot Form of Net Blotch and scald as Sloop and Sloop SA. Due to the susceptibility to these diseases it is strongly recommended a systemic seed dressing be applied.

Sloop Vic is moderately resistant to powdery mildew and is resistant to the Net Form of Net Blotch.

Sloop Vic also has a high level of tolerance to soil boron, in comparison to Schooner, Sloop and Sloop SA which are intolerant.

Performance

Average yields of Sloop Vic have been 1% and 6% higher than Schooner in the Mallee and Wimmera regions respectively (Table 1) where Schooner is the currently the dominant variety. On the basis of the slightly later maturity of Sloop Vic compared to Schooner, it is expected relative yields of Sloop Vic will be higher in Southern Mallee and lower in the northern Mallee where average annual rainfall is below 325mm. The enhanced boron tolerance of Sloop Vic will contribute to relatively higher yields on areas where boron toxic soils are prevalent. Theses areas are principally in the Southern Mallee and northern Wimmera regions.

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