- Mace replacement
- Improved yield over Mace
- AH quality classification
- Improved leaf rust resistance over Mace
- Early-mid season maturity, slightly later than Mace
- Good physical grainquality package
- Yellow spot resistance equal to Mace
When we released Mace to WA growers in 2009, it presented a big step forward in performance and profitability over its parent Wyalkatchem. Higher yield, AH quality and better sprouting tolerance saw it grow in popularity. Scepter (RAC2182) builds on the success of Mace, and will offer even larger gains in performance.
Across the 42 locations that Scepter and Mace have been tested head-to-head (from northern WA to southern NSW), Scepter has beaten Mace at 41 of them. On average, from 2012-2014, Scepter was 10% higher yielding that Wyalkatchem and 7% higher yielding than Mace in WA.
We see Scepter as the successor to Mace. With Mace as its major parent, Scepter looks and behaves very similar to Mace, so will likely fit into the same position in your rotation. Scepter has the added benefit of improved leaf rust resistance, and is about two days later to flower.
Commercial quantities of Scepter may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer. Please consult the AGT website for AGT Affiliate contact details.
PBR and EPR
Scepter is protected by Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) and all production (except seed saved for planting) is liable to an End Point Royalty (EPR), which funds future plant breeding. Scepter growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $3.25/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.
Scepter in Western Australia 2012-2014 Grain yield as % of site average (AGT data)
For more information please contact:
Josh Johnson, Marketing Manager, Western 0408 495 035
Jason Reinheimer, Wheat Breeder 0407 832 214
Dion Bennett, Wheat Breeder 0400 031 911 End Point Royalty Office (08) 8313 6810