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
Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*
VARIETY QLD NSW VIC SA WA MEAN NO TRIALS
RGT Planet 116 122 115 113 111 115 57
Rosalind 114 112 108 107 107 110 57
Spartacus CL 101 104 98 101 96 100 57
La Trobe 98 104 96 99 98 99 57
Hindmarsh 95 101 97 97 100 98 57
Commander 96 93 99 98 100 97 57
Compass 94 95 98 96 97 96 57
no of trials 3 13 13 19 9 57

* Based on yield from trials under sheep & beef grazing at Armidale & Whorouly 2010 and Tenterfield 2011.

Sowing rate

50-80kg/ha

Maturity

mid season flowering

Australian release

>2017