• Spring milling wheat with fast development, suitable for drilling from July onwards
• Consistently high grain quality and milling characteristics
• Good overall disease resistance
• Fully awned cultivar with good straw strength
• Only true spring wheat available on the market
SENSAS is a French bread wheat from RAGT (formerly Serasem) in France and has been developed in New Zealand by PGG Wrightson Grain (PGW Grain). SENSAS wheat develops quicker than any other wheat cultivar on the market making it the ideal choice for later spring plantings and plantings from late July where the availability of late season moisture is unreliable (e.g. limited or no irrigation). It reaches maturity earlier than any other of the spring wheat options and it has excellent sprouting resistance. Together these qualities allow for greater flexibility with drilling and harvesting. It is preferred by millers as it has plump grain with high protein, high test weights and falling number that readily meets milling specifications.
|CPT SENSAS spring grain quality (4 year mean)||
Lower NI (Spring)
|Kernel weight (1000 seed weight)||44||45|
|Test weight (kg/hl)||79||79|
|Protein content (%) (N% x 5.7)||12.4||13|
|Falling number (sec)||349||409|
SENSAS has excellent kernel characteristics, especially high test weights and low screenings. It has a high falling number and low pre-harvest sprouting susceptibility. These traits along with its disease profile make it an easy care, low risk cultivar.
Typical heading dates for SENSAS in Canterbury
|Early August||Late November|
SENSAS is rated as an early maturing cultivar at harvest.
SENSAS has moderate tillering ability and seed rate trials have shown that target plant populations should be within the standard seed rate guidelines published by PGW Grain.
SENSAS has a good disease resistance profile, being moderately resistant to stripe rust and powdery mildew, with intermediate resistance to leaf rust. Considering this disease profile as a spring wheat, SENSAS can be grown with a reduced fungicide programme. Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.
PGW disease nursery ratings
|Fusarium head blight||7|