Cereals
7th June 2024

LG Typhoon – Perfect Fit for Regen System

A large estate in the northeast of England, has turned to wheat variety LG Typhoon as part of its drive to build a more sustainable regenerative cropping system.

The in-house farming operation of County Durham-based Raby Estates, began conversion to direct drilling in 2018 and is striving to reduce the use of artificial inputs where possible, without compromising on the quality and quantity of crops produced.

“We’re trying to move away from growing high input varieties, so are primarily looking for those that offer a robust disease package, good standing power and suitability for our direct drilling system,” according to farm manager Philip Vickers.

“Direct drilling in northern England is not something you want to be doing into November, autumn, got away well in the spring, and was relatively early to harvest, tight behind Graham.”

Robust disease profile

Strong Septoria resistance is a must-have for all winter wheat varieties grown on the farm, as the disease remains the number one yield-robber in high pressure seasons.

With a Septoria rating of 7.2, backed up by a combination of genetics that are different to those in other RL varieties, LG Typhoon has a distinct advantage over others.

  • LG Typhoon offers attributes that make it ideally suited to strip tillage/ direct drilling,regenerative crop establishment systems, that often feature wider rows

    • High yielding, consistent and resilient variety, that delivers across seasons and rotations
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    • • High yielding, consistent and resilient variety, that delivers across
      seasons and rotations
      • A prostrate growth habit with a slower plant development through
      the autumn and winter months
      • High tillering variety that utilises the space from wider rows often
      associated with direct-drilling
      • Very good disease resistance profile reflected in its high untreated yield
      • Exceptional disease ratings for yellow rust (9) and Septoria (7.2)
      • Good standing
      • OWBM resistance
      • Excellent performance as a second wheat

     

  • LG Typhoon is a high yielding, consistent and resilient variety, that delivers across seasons and rotations.
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Ron Granger
Ron Granger
Arable Technical Manager

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Ron Granger

Arable Technical Manager

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