Limagrain Wheat Varieties
The Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) Hard Red Spring Wheat breeding program was created to meet the needs of Northern Plains wheat growers, and give them what they deserve - the best new wheat genetics available for their farms. Farmers are continually challenged each season with extreme heat, cold, drought, and increasingly virulent diseases and insects. LCS combines superior genetics from a global network of Limagrain breeding programs, university partnerships, and locally adapted material, to provide wheat options that maximize profitability and reduce risk for Northern Plains farmers. Our breeding strategy comes from our strengths:
Group Limagrain has wheat breeding programs all over the world, including new programs in Argentina and Brazil, and most recently, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC). Varieties and germplasm from some of these programs fit well in the Northern Plains, bringing new genetics, novel disease resistances, and market leading yield potential. LCS further combines these with locally adapted material, selected for agronomic excellence and end-use quality, to create an outstanding genetic base for the future.
Access to a state-of-the-art molecular marker laboratory, doubled-haploid factory, rapid growth facility and end-use quality laboratory means that LCS can bring the best varieties to market faster than ever before – in nearly half the time of conventional breeding programs. In a crowded marketplace the ability to get the best new varieties to market quickly is a key competitive advantage, which creates value for the customers who plant our seeds.
LCS breeders have more than 100 years of combined experience in the art and science of wheat breeding. Our research teams are plugged into a breeding network that spans the globe – giving them a powerful and unique ability to study the evolution of plant pathogens, agronomic advancements and end-use quality parameters on a world wide scale – and then bring this knowledge to market in our areas of influence here in the US.
Our strong commitment to public-private partnerships sets LCS apart from our competition, bringing together the strengths of both worlds. We have collaborative partnerships with more than 25 US universities that broaden our collective impact on the Northern Plains wheat market, and allow us to bring varieties forward with better supporting information.
We are proud to continue our partnership with the Pulse USA group. It is an exciting opportunity to partner with another company who is as dedicated to serving farmers as we are. If you are just now learning about LCS, we think you’ll find our two businesses have a lot in common. And if you haven’t yet considered an investment in the LCS brand lineup of varieties, you can learn more about our company and the varieties we’ve bred to serve your area at LimagrainCerealSeeds.com.
~ Zach Gaines – Technical and Marketing Manager, LCS