Since introduction in 2012, it is no surprise that Crusoe has become one of the miller’s first choice varieties. The variety has very good disease resistance, particularly to the key yield robbing diseases; Yellow Rust and Septoria tritici.
Crusoe offers growers an excellent level of security, combining good agronomics with an inherently high protein content and good sprouting resistance; very desirable attributes for both grower and the milling industry. The variety also meets the specifications for the important export market, giving growers a choice of premium market opportunities, particularly for growers close to ports.
Crusoe has excellent grain characteristics – very similar to RGT Illustrious; a popular variety with growers and millers because of its agronomic and milling capabilities. The variety has a proven inherently high grain protein content; meeting the protein specification is vital to achieving the best milling premiums.
Crusoe has excellent milling characteristics, producing high rates of flour extraction with an appealing white flour, married with good baking performance.