12th September 2022

Award for UK Winter Wheat Breeding Programme

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland has announced the 2017 winners of the Technical Innovations Awards, with two golds, four silvers and two certificates of commendation being awarded.

Limagrain UK Ltd, which is part of Group Limagrain, is the second company to be given a silver award, with their UK Winter Wheat Breeding Programme.  Limagrain UK have a reputation for producing successful varieties for Scotland.

The two newest additions; LG Sundance and LG Motown, added to the AHDB Recommended List 2017/18, offer alternative winter wheat varieties with desirable agronomic characteristics to meet both the challenges of growing wheat in Scotland and the needs of the Scottish market.

LG Motown is a very high yielding soft feed wheat with distilling potential, offering additional market opportunities for Scottish growers, it has the benefit of early maturity – critical for the Scottish market and also has excellent disease resistance for yellow, brown rust, Septoria tritici and resistance to Orange Wheat Blossom Midge (OWBM).

LG Sundance offers the strongest available resistance to Septoria tritici on the AHDB Recommended List 2017/18, along with high yields for feed or distilling and high resistance to yellow rust and OWBM.

Douglas Bonn, Seed Specialist for Nickerson is pictured here receiving the award of behalf of Limagrain, having submitted the entry to the awards himself, and is delighted that the company have won.

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