Snowy River News

Snowy River Team: Szabolcs Lehoczki-Krsjak

The Snowy River Team would like to introduce you to Szabolcs Lehoczki-Krsjak, as its assistant plant breeder. Szab has a PhD in Plant Pathology and is a former Senior Research Scientist. Szab joined the Snowy River Team in 2016 and oversees the planting and management of both hybrid and inbred trials, as well as inbred development nurseries and workshops. Szab manages the region from the bottom of Australia (in Orbost) all the way to nearly the top, in Bowen where Snowy runs its winter nursery.



Every few months we highlight a hybrid that has gained attention for specific agronomic characteristics. Escalate is one of those hybrids that is proving to be strong in it's emergence, especially cold vigor.


Full season, full maturity. Good cold vigor. Good yield with excellent cob length. Good tip fill with pale yellow kernels that are deep and refined. Excellent recovery. Wide harvest window.