RGT Planet

A good economic option

RGT Planet is a new high yielding spring barley being introduced into Australia. It has a strong agronomic package that combined with its yield potential will make it an economic option for Australian barley growers. It will be evaluated for malt accreditation in Australia, but already has malt status in many European countries and with Heineken and Carlsberg worldwide.

RGT Planet has good disease resistance to mildew, rhncosporum, net blotch and brown rust. It also has good straw strength and reduced risk of lodging.

Agronomic features:
  • High yielding variety

    Earlier planting opportunity

  • Low protein, high hot water extract

    Suited to malting

  • Malt accreditation in Europe 

    Heineken green light
    Carlsberg approved

  • Mid season type 
    Adaptable to early or late season finishes
NVT barley results 2016 & 2017 (% of trial means)
National NVT 2016 2017 mean
mean yield 4.98 3.58
no trials 56 51
RGT Planet 117 107 112
Rosalind 109 110 110
Banks 104 105 105
Fathom 104 105 105
Compass 99 108 104
La Trobe 101 105 103
Spartacus CL 100 104 102

 

Sowing rate

50-80kg/ha

Maturity

mid season flowering

Australian release

>2017