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The first seedcane of N50 was received from SASRI in 2010. Sadly this had too many off types and was therefore not bulked to growers. In 2011 clean seedcane was received in the form of NovaCane which was planted at Torwoodlea under irrigation. In 2012 it was decided that there was too little to release to growers and that this should be bulked up in the Harden Heights nursery. This drawn out process is the main reason why there is so little N50 in the area.
The variety is suitable to be planted in both high and low potential; but the greatest return has been on poor to moderate potential soil.
Below are some results comparing N31 to N50. The information below is displayed as a percentage of N31 (tRV/ha).
On the pest and disease side N50 is very similar to N31 except that it is resistant to Mosaic whereas N31 has an intermediate rating. The stalk is a little larger than N31 and therefore also has a slightly lower population.
Growers are encouraged to try this variety on their farms as one will only know if the variety works for you once you have tried it. If growers would like to view a plant and first ratoon of the variety please contact Bruno Eggers.
An update on N54, N61 and N62 will be given at our annual Cane Grower Day early next year.
It has not been a great start to our stripping season. Conditions have not been on our side, but a very big thank you to all our growers who delivered over the past weeks. We are happy to report that this past week we exceeded the 1’200t
At this stage we will stay open allocation until we close on Friday the 18th of December at 22:00. Then due to some maintenance on our factory we will only accept bark from Monday the 11th of January at 07:00.
Once again thank you for all the deliveries to date.
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