AMILO is a superior quality milling ryecorn, which has been developed and sold by PGG Wrightson Grain (PGW Grain) since 1990.
|PGW AMILO autumn grain quality (2 site mean)||Canterbury|
|Test weight (kg/hl)||70|
(1000 seed weight)
|Protein content (%)||10.5|
|Falling number (sec)||259|
Ryecorn is more susceptible to sprouting than wheat. Therefore AMILO’s harvest should be prioritised over all other cereals to protect falling number. AMILO can also be susceptible to seed shattering if the weather during ripening is hot, dry and windy. In high wind risk areas ryecorn can be windrowed before harvest to reduce shattering losses.
AMILO is a true winter ryecorn requiring vernalisation, with an optimum drilling window of May to June. Sowing should be completed by mid July as sowing later than this date puts the crop at risk of not heading out.
|Month Planted||Typical heading dates (Canterbury)|
|Mid May||Early November|
|Early July||Late November|
AMILO is an early to intermediate maturing cultivar at harvest.
AMILO tillers extremely well and care needs to be taken with plant populations to reduce the chance of lodging and to protect grain quality characteristics. Current seed rate recommendations are based on previous PGW Grain trials. Target plant populations should be within the standard PGW Grain ryecorn guidelines.
AMILO can be grown on a wide range of soil types and on dryland or under irrigation. Ryecorn is regarded as resistant to take-all, therefore making AMILO a good second year cereal option.
AMILO has a good general disease resistance profile and is tolerant of BYDV infections. However it is susceptible to
rusts, especially leaf rust. Considering this disease profile and late planting, fungicide programmes should be tailored to target seedling stripe rust and late infections of leaf rust.
Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.
|Disease||Disease nursery ratings|
|Septoria leaf blotch||5|
* (9 highly resistant, 1 highly susceptible)
AMILO is a tall cultivar that requires a robust plant growth regulator (PGR). In particular the programme should focus on the prevention of neck break. Use of PGRs is generally recommended, with the actual programme determined by a combination of sowing date, seed rate, nitrogen use, crop thickness and yield potential. Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.