- Kingbale will likely be available in 2022 pending successful receipt of a domestic APVMA Sentry feed grain use permit and/or registration.
- We strongly encourage expressions of interest for this variety to be placed with Seedclub members for planting in 2022.
Following our decision earlier this year to delay the release Kingbale in 2021, we thought it timely to provide an update leading into the 2022 season.
Whilst Kingbale was successful in receiving a Sentry registration for hay and seed production earlier this year, grower feedback regarding not having a registration for grain use at this time highlighted the on-farm challenges this would cause. Therefore, the delay of Kingbale ’s release until a grain registration or permit was received was considered an essential step in ensuring the longevity of Kingbale , and future imi-tolerant varieties.
Together with Nufarm and Grains Innovation Australia (GIA), we have been working hard behind the scenes and are confident Kingbale will be available to growers in the 2022 season.
We recognise that Kingbale is considered a highly useful tool within a cropping system, and collectively we have been working hard to deliver this tool to industry.
is a mid-maturing IMI tolerant oaten hay variety with improved tolerance to soil residual imidazolinone herbicides. It is an ideal variety for use where there are IMI residue concerns from
Kingbale is a tall variety with good early vigour and is suitable for planting in the major hay growing regions of Australia. Preliminary data shows Kingbale has a similar disease and agronomic profile to Wintaroo and indicates that it is resistant to CCN, although, rust (likely susceptible) will require proactive management.
Yield information is currently limited. More data on the yield potential and hay quality of Kingbale will likely be available in 2022 once data from the 2021 season is processed.
Kingbale is the world’s first single gene IMI tolerant oaten hay variety. The original breeding work was undertaken by Grains Innovation Australia (GIA) and the line is being commercialised by InterGrain.
Kingbale offers growers a new herbicide option for their oaten hay rotations, while significantly improving weed control. Sentry® is registered for use Incorporated by Sowing (IBS) where Kingbale will be used for seed and hay production. Find the Sentry label here.
We are confident that Kingbale will likely be available in 2022 pending successful receipt of a domestic APVMA Sentry feed grain use permit and/or registration. We strongly encourage expressions of interest for this variety to be placed with Seedclub members for planting in 2022. There are no restrictions on 2022 seed volumes which can be purchased and seed can be retained from crops sown in 2022. Farmer to farmer trade is not approved for Kingbale .
Thank you for your continued support with Kingbale and if we can assist with any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local Territory Manager.
- WA – Georgia Trainor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0439 093 166
- SA – Josh Reichstein, email@example.com or 0422 235 537
- Northern NSW & QLD – Matt Naumann, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0460 292 620
- Southern NSW & Vic – Katherine Munn, email@example.com or 0436 801 161
- Communications Manager – Shannen Barrett, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 615 431