9th February 2021

A Quartet of New Biscuits

LG Astronomer winter wheat

Limagrain UK has a strong reputation for producing great biscuit wheat varieties, from Claire to more recently Zulu and Britannia.

This strong breeding line continues with the introduction of four new Group 3 biscuit varieties for the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List: LG AstronomerLG PrinceLG Illuminate and LG Quasar.

These new varieties offer an improvement in yield potential in the biscuit sector, combined with good agronomic attributes of stiff straw, good disease resistance ratings for the rusts, Septoria tritici and Orange Wheat Blossom Midge (OWBM) resistance.

“Very importantly, these should not be just considered as solely biscuit wheats, as they all have the additional end market of potential for distilling and two of them also have uks export opportunities on top, for a full marketing outlet opportunity,” says Limagrain’s arable technical manager, Ron Granger.

“A breeder getting a couple of varieties onto the Recommended List is quite an achievement, but getting four new varieties listed in the Group 3 biscuit wheat category is very unusual, and an achievement that should be acknowledged,” he adds.

Each variety is different, offering a range of agronomic characters suitable for particular farm situations, to allow for optimum performance.

For full AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 dataset, see: ahdb.org.uk/rl

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