By Hannelie Tait, Pannar Seed's representative in the Hoopstad region.
PAN 3373 is an exciting new dryland wheat cultivar for the Free State. Here, the first seed production of PAN 3373 in the Hoopstad area is being harvested. PAN 3373 produced an average of 3.24 t/ha over 39ha.
Gert Duvenhage, Production Officer, says of the planting: “I planted 39ha and delivered 126 450kg. The planting date was the 12th of May, which was way too early for PAN 3373, but we had to plant as we only had one opportunity. The section of the land where PAN 3373 was produced is a poorer part of the field and not a water table soil. We also planted at 25kg/ha, which is too high for PAN 3373 as I wanted to stick to the grower's planting practice. I would prefer to plant PAN 3373 at 15 –18kg/ha. Regardless, the grading was very good with a hectolitre mass of 82 and a protein content of 10.72%”.
PAN 3373 is a new cultivar with an intermediate growth period that will replace PAN 3368. PAN 3373 is a much-improved cultivar and according to Pannar's wheat breeder, Dr Andre du Toit, a machine! Hannelie Tait, Pannar's representative in the area, is equally excited about PAN 3373. PAN 3373 is well adapted for all the Free State production areas and is a cultivar with excellent drought tolerance. An exciting addition!
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