Pacific Seeds growers win all RASQ sorghum awards

This year’s Royal
Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) Queensland Country Life Grains
Outlook crop competition saw growers of Pacific Seeds varieties winning all of
the sorghum awards.

The farmers claimed
first, second and third places in both dryland and irrigated sorghum categories
at the official presentation ceremony at the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show.

Continuing last
year’s success, Pilton growers Phil and Chris Moar were awarded first place in
the dryland sorghum for the second year in a row.

The Moars’ crop of
MR-Scorpio scored 168.8 points and yielded 10.438 tonnes per hectare.

Second place in
dryland sorghum was awarded to Greg Rockliff, Dalby, for his crop of MR-Taurus,
which clocked 150.9 points and yielded 9.333t/ha.

Brookstead’s Brazil
Farming Co took home third for their MR-Buster, which was awarded 111.9 points
and yielded 6.919t/ha.

In the irrigated
sorghum category, Dalby’s Derryck Mickleborough took first place for his crop
of MR-Scorpio, attracting 167.8 and yielding 9.803t/ha.

Charles Farming Co stood
second with a 9.615t/ha crop of MR-Apollo on 164.6 points.

The third prize was
also collected by Mr Mickleborough for his crop of Sentinel IG, yielding
8.919t/ha on 152.6 points.

In the field wheat
competition, the champion title was awarded to Mundalee Grains, Yandilla, for a
Reliant crop that yielded 3.572t/ha and scored 132.99 points.

There was no wheat
reserve champion this year.

The champion crop
title was awarded to Jason Sinclair, Condamine for his cotton that yielded 16.46
bales per hectare and received 194.2 points.

Graincott at Dalby picked
up reserve champion crop for their corn, which yielded 16.448t/ha on 189.2
points.

The annual event
showcases the best summer and winter crops grown on the Darling Downs,
including corn, soybeans, mungbeans, sorghum, sunflowers, cotton, wheat,
barley, canary, triticale, chickpeas and faba beans.

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