WHEAT: AGT Katana
Katana (RAC1423) is an early flowering, premium quality variety released for specific export markets. Derived from Kukri, Katana has good physical grain quality, similar to Yitpi, and yields similar to Wyalkatchem on average. Katana has modest rust resistance and is moderately susceptible to CCN but rated MR/MS to yellow leaf spot and powdery mildew. CBH Grain may contract Katana for export with possible premiums above AH1 passed to growers. Seed is available through AGT (Seed Sharing between farmers is allowed with conditions).
- Derived from the varieties Kukri and Tammin
- Early to mid season maturity
- Very good grain size and test weight
- Good yellow leaf spot and powdery mildew resistance
- Easily distinguished by purple auricles
- AH quality classification in SA
- APW quality classification in WA
AGT Katana is early maturing , fully awned spring wheat. AGT Katana reachea anthesis at a similar time to Wyalkatchem, significatly earlier than Magenta, and has a plant height similar to Westonia. AGT Katana, like Magenta, czn be easily distinguished from many other varieties bu the presence of purple auricles ( in the most varieties these are white)
AGT Katana shows adequate levels of resistance to stripe rust, is moderately susceptible-susceptible to stripe rust, is moderately susceptible-susceptible to stem rust, and is moderately susceptible to leaf rust. AGT Katana is moderately susceptible to yellow leaf spot.