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Pacific Seeds growers win all RASQ sorghum awards

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article image Pacific Seeds' Bill Smith and Pauline Twidale with dryland sorghum winners Chris and Phil Moar

This year’s Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) Queensland Country Life Grains Outlook crop competition saw growers of Pacific Seeds varieties winning all of the sorghum awards.

The farmers claimed first, second and third places in both dryland and irrigated sorghum categories at the official presentation ceremony at the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show.

Continuing last year’s success, Pilton growers Phil and Chris Moar were awarded first place in the dryland sorghum for the second year in a row.

The Moars’ crop of MR-Scorpio scored 168.8 points and yielded 10.438 tonnes per hectare.

Second place in dryland sorghum was awarded to Greg Rockliff, Dalby, for his crop of MR-Taurus, which clocked 150.9 points and yielded 9.333t/ha.

Brookstead’s Brazil Farming Co took home third for their MR-Buster, which was awarded 111.9 points and yielded 6.919t/ha.

In the irrigated sorghum category, Dalby’s Derryck Mickleborough took first place for his crop of MR-Scorpio, attracting 167.8 and yielding 9.803t/ha.

Charles Farming Co stood second with a 9.615t/ha crop of MR-Apollo on 164.6 points.

The third prize was also collected by Mr Mickleborough for his crop of Sentinel IG, yielding 8.919t/ha on 152.6 points.

In the field wheat competition, the champion title was awarded to Mundalee Grains, Yandilla, for a Reliant crop that yielded 3.572t/ha and scored 132.99 points.

There was no wheat reserve champion this year.

The champion crop title was awarded to Jason Sinclair, Condamine for his cotton that yielded 16.46 bales per hectare and received 194.2 points.

Graincott at Dalby picked up reserve champion crop for their corn, which yielded 16.448t/ha on 189.2 points.

The annual event showcases the best summer and winter crops grown on the Darling Downs, including corn, soybeans, mungbeans, sorghum, sunflowers, cotton, wheat, barley, canary, triticale, chickpeas and faba beans.

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