LG Astronomer

Everything you need to know about wheat variety LG Astronomer

The above video was recorded on June 30, 2021 and the information below was updated on July 6, 2021.

BREEDER: Limagrain Europe

PEDIGREE: (Cougar x Leeds) x Britannia

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2021)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.2. Scotland: 0.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 1.7. Scotland: 1.5.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 101

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): (98)

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 86

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 3, UK Biscuit, Distilling

POSITIVES

  • Very high untreated yield.
  • Suitable for both biscuit and distilling markets.
  • Exceptionally good resistance to Septoria tritici, yellow rust and brown rust.
  • Potentially suitable for early drilling.
  • High yielding on heavier soils.
  • Tall but stiff strawed.
  • Very high specific weight, best in the Group 3 sector.

NEGATIVES

  • Yield performance in the north below that elsewhere in the UK.
  • Noticeably poorer yielding on light land and average as a second wheat.
  • Poor mildew resistance.

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