Imidazolinone (Imi) tolerant barley
- Excellent tolerance to certain Imidazolinone chemistry;
- High grain yield;
- Early to mid season maturity;
- Moderately tall plant type;
- Released as a ‘Feed’ variety but being evaluated for ‘Malting’ potential.
Scope barley was developed through a mutagenesis-based(non-GM) breeding program conducted by Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd. It was formally tested and known as the VBHT0805 barley line and is exclusively licensed for commercialisation to Seednet.
AREA OF ADAPTATION
Scope is a broadly adapted variety that is well suited to the low to medium rainfall regions of Western Australia
Average 2009 & 2010 National Variety Trial yield data
PLANT CHARACTERISTICS & MATURITY
Scope is a moderately tall variety with good straw strength and good head retention. In Western Australia, Scope is described as a tall variety with medium maturity, fair straw strength and moderate head retention.
Scope barley has moderate to good grain plumpness. In 2010 Scope had better grain plumpness and equivalent screenings to Buloke in a range of National Variety Trials across Western Australia. Scope has been released as a ‘Feed’ variety but is being evaluated for ‘Malting’ potential. Scope passed the first year of Malt evaluation in 2010 but due to insufficient quantity of grain being available for evaluation in 2011, the second year of evaluation will occur in 2012 (with notification in early 2013).
Scope has similar disease resistance to Buloke. It has resistance to Powdery mildew, is MR-MS for Net form of net blotch and is susceptible to Leaf rust.
PATENT AND PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS
Patent and PBR rights exist in relation to Scope for the production, reproduction, conditioning, sale, importation and exportation of any seed, plants and plant materials. The combination of these rights means that the sale and propagation of Scope and the use of Scope for breeding and commercial purposes without the permission of Seednet or Agriculture Services Victoria Pty Ltd are unlawful. Growers will be permitted to retain seed from production for their own use only.