• Very high yielding, slow maturing feed triticale
• Consistent second-year cereal performance due to excellent take-all tolerance
• Good dryland yield performance
• Semi-dwarf variety with good standing power
• Market leading disease resistance for triticale
In PGW Grain trials, EMPERO has shown consistently very high yields as a first and second-year cereal in both irrigated trials and dryland commercial crops. In previous PGW Grain/FAR second-year wheat trials, EMPERO has been the standout performer. The EMPERO average yields were 7.5 t/ha versus wheat between 5 – 5.7 t/ha depending on the cultivar.
|PGW EMPERO Canterbury grain quality (2017–2018 season)||
|Kernel weight (1000 seed weight)||54|
|Test weight (kg/hl)||72|
|Protein content (%) (N% x 5.7)||9.6|
|Falling number (sec)||72|
EMPERO is more susceptible to sprouting than wheat. Therefore, EMPERO should be prioritised over other cereals at harvest.
Typical heading dates for EMPERO in Canterbury
|Mid May||Late November|
EMPERO is a long season grain cultivar with intermediate to late maturity.
EMPERO tillers profusely so seed rates need to be reduced especially when sowing early. Please refer to the triticale seed rate guidelines provided by PGW Grain.
EMPERO has a good disease resistance profile, being mostly resistant to foliar diseases with the exception of seedling stripe rust. Considering this disease profile, EMPERO can be grown with a reduced fungicide programme as long as the crop is monitored regularly for disease changes. Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.
PGW disease nursery ratings
|Septoria leaf blotch||9|
Note: * 9 is resistance as an adult; 7 seedling rating