RGT Planet

Australian malt accredited. A good economic option.

RGT Planet is a high yielding spring barley well suited to Australian conditions. Its strong agronomic package combined with its yield potential makes it an economic option for Australian barley growers.

Now with malt accreditation in Australia, it also has malt status in many European countries and with Heineken and Carlsberg worldwide.

RGT Planet has good disease resistance to mildew, rhincosporum, 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 Australia 

    Heineken and Carlsberg approved

  • Mid season type 
    Adaptable to early or late season finishes
Long Term Yield Data (% of trial mean)
National Variety Trials Grade 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 mean
mean yield (t/ha)   3.01 5.08 3.56 3.27 2.92  
no trials   69 56 52 56 61  
Rosalind feed 117 107 108 108 115 111
RGT Planet malt 115 110 106 107 110
Leabrook feed^ 114 102 107 109 112 109
Fathom malt 107 103 103 107 110 106
Compass malt 112 96 104 107 111 106
Banks feed 106 102 105 105 107 105
La Trobe malt 110 98 102 103 108 104
Spartacus CL malt 112 97 101 102 109 104

Source: NVT long Term MET Yield Reporter 2015-2019
^ under malt evaluation

Sowing rate

50-80kg/ha

Maturity

mid season flowering

Australian release

>2017