SF Empire

Improved resistance to leaf rust

SF Empire is a new mid-late flowering forage oat with improved resistance to leaf rust. It is an erect type oat with good tillering ability, and a proportion of thinner tillers which assists in recovery after cutting or grazing. SF Empire has good warm soil tolerance and can be planted early (late summer/early autumn) particularly in areas that receive good summer rain.

Being late flowering it can be grazed over an extended period and will make better hay or silage than earlier flowering types.

Agronomic features:
  • Warm start capability
    Earlier planting opportunity

  • Strong initial growth
    Faster winter feed

  • Improved resistance to leaf rust
    Improved palatability & better quality feed

  • Late maturity
    Longer growing season & better quality hay

  • Fine leaves
    Handles dry conditions better

Forage EBV’s – compared to industry standards*

VARIETY DALBY 2015 GATTON 2015 ROMA 2015 GLOUCESTER 2015 MURWILUMBAH 2016 MEAN
T/HA %TAIPAN T/HA % TAIPAN T/HA % TAIPAN T/HA % TAIPAN T/HA %TAIPAN T/HA %TAIPAN
SF Empire 6.4 91 9.06 104 3.95 109 10.29 120 3.35 124 7.43 110
Taipan 7.1 100 8.68 100 3.64 100 8.6 100 8.6 100 2.7 100
Aladdin 7.5 106 11.83 136 4.32 119 8.32 97 3.43 97 3.43 127

 

Sowing rate

50-80kg/ha
northern (dry winter)

80-100kg/ha
southern (wet winters)

Stock suitability

All livestock types

Maturity

late flowering

Australian release

>2016