Highest yielding wheats and barley on show at Cereals

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Visitors to the LG stand at this year’s Cereals event will find out more about the highest yielding wheat candidate for 2018-2019 LG Skyscraper, a new high yielding hard wheat LG Jigsaw and the highest yielding spring barley, LG Diablo.

Soft feed wheat variety LG Skyscraper is the highest yielding wheat candidate at 109% and will potentially be the overall highest yielding wheat variety ever, should it gain full recommendation to the 2019-20 AHDB Recommended List.

LG Skyscraper’s very high yield shows a significant and consistent 4% increase over the high yielding benchmark feed variety KWS Santiago in treated trials. After two years of official testing, LG Skyscraper has been rated as a positive for distilling.

LG Skyscraper has good resistance ratings for mildew (7), yellow rust (8), brown rust (6) and for Septoria tritici (6).

Agronomically, LG Skyscraper shows itself to be a robust and flexible variety, suitable for drilling from the third week of September onwards and also offers a later drilling opportunity in regards to the blackgrass control scenario. It is early maturing –the same as JB Diego and Skyfall,” says Ron Granger, arable technical manager for Limagrain UK.

LG Jigsaw is the highest yielding hard feed wheat candidate which suits the early drilling slot. It’s disease resistance profile is excellent, with a solid rating of (6) for Septoria tritici, (8) for yellow rust, (7) for brown rust and a very good rating of (7) for eyespot. The variety offers genetic resistance to OWBM and has Pch1 Rendezvous eyespot resistance; very important traits that are valued by growers.

Highest yielding spring barley

LG Diablo is the highest yielding spring barley available on the AHDB RL list 2018/19, yielding 106% 1% over RGT Planet and 2% over Laureate. This performance is also reflected in the very high untreated yields, as a result of the variety’s excellent disease resistance package.

LG Diablo is medium in height with good lodging and brackling resistance, similar to RGT Planet, with a maturity similar to Laureate.

LG Diablo is currently under test for malting barley committee (MBC) approval for both brewing and malt distilling. It has the highest hot water extract available, a trait that helped Concerto to become the benchmark variety. LG Diablo also has a very good specific weight, better than Laureate, all of which make it very suitable for the brewing and malting industry.

UK-bred OSR varieties

Limagrain will also be exhibiting its line-up of conventional and hybrid oilseed rape varieties. Bred for the UK grower, hybrid varieties such as Aquila and Architect offer very good gross output potential, backed up by valuable traits such as TuYV, pod shatter and excellent disease resistance.

All visitors are welcome to the LG stand 504 to see and discuss these and any other Limagrain varieties.

Running across the 2 days of the Cereals Event there will also be a prize draw to win 20ha of seed of LG Skyscraper, vist the stand to find out more.


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Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is an avid follower of Stoke City.