Allora maize wins top crop in RASQ competition

Grain Central, April 17, 2023

David and Tanya Peters (centre) receive their award from Liz and Andrew Speed representing the RASQ. Photo: Bill Smith, Pacific Seeds

ALLORA farmers David and Tanya Peters have taken top honours in the 2023 Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland Crop Competition with their Pioneer P1756 maize crop.

The dryland crop yielded 12.065 tonnes per hectare and scored the Davanya Grains entry 192 points.

Reserve champion crop went to Paul Elsden’s Elsden Farms at Brookstead for an irrigated entry, also P1756, which yielded 14.773t/ha and scored 169.9pts.

Presentations were made last month at the Toowoomba Royal Show.

Irrigated results

In irrigated classes, an entry from Lindsay and Duncan Krieg of Bostocks Farming Co won the sorghum section with a crop of Pioneer A75 which yielded 9.237t/ha and 158.1pts.

Behind the Elsden Farms entry in the maize class, second and third place were both grown at Condamine Plains.

A Pioneer P1315IT entry from Hamish and Fraser Bligh yielded 14.716t/ha and 169.3pts, ahead of Johannes Roellgen’s Tyunga Farms crop of P1756 which yielded 14.237t/ha and scored 163.8pts.

Ross Uebergang of Uebergang Ag at Chinchilla won the fibre crops class with a cotton crop which yielded 12.16 bales/ha and scored 140.4pts, ahead of a crop grown by Mike and Andrea Stewart at Byee which yielded 11.68b/ha and scored 134.9pts.

Dryland results

Pallathorpe Enterprises of Macalister scored a win in the dryland sorghum class for Kurt and Luke von Pein with a crop of Pacific Resolute which yielded 9.565t/ha and scored 154.6pts.

Pampas grower Michael Hegarty won second place with a crop of Pacific Acclaim which yielded 121.2pts and 7.497tha, and third with a Pacific MR Bazley crop with 5.643t/ha and 91.2pts.

Pallathorpe took out first and second place in the dryland cotton with crops that yielded 8.48b/ha and scored 124.9pts, and 8.01b/ha scoring 118pts.

Behind the Peters’ winning dryland maize crop was Jeff Lack of Allora with a crop of Pioneer P1837 yielding 10.613t/ha for 168.9pts, and a crop of Pac 804 grown by Melvin and Joshua Mengel of Nobby which yielded 10.257t/ha and scored 163.2pts.

Pacific Seeds territory manager Bill Smith, Maurice and Michael Hegarty of Alcheringa, Brookstead, and PB Agrifoods’ David Ridgway. Photo: Pacific Seeds

Wheat and barley results

Peter and Wayne Anderson of Arcadia Rural scored a first in the wheat, barley, triticale, canary and chickpeas class and RASQ champion field barley crop with their entry of Oxford barley which yielded 5.07t/ha and 133.4 points and won at the Oakey Show.

A crop of Sunblade won champion in the RASQ field wheat competition for John Kummerow of Girraween Farming Co via its win at the Oakey Show.

Reserve went to Greg and Terry Dalgleish’s Dalgleish Grain & Grazing for a crop of LRPB Raider which came through from its win at the Chinchilla Show.

Source: RASQ






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