LG Illuminate

Everything you need to know about wheat variety LG Illuminate

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: 0.1. Scotland: 0.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.8. Scotland: 0.0.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 102

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): (102)

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 85

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 3, UK Biscuit, Distilling, Export

POSITIVES

  • High yielding in northern region.
  • Suitable for both biscuit and distilling markets.
  • High untreated yield with very good Septoria tritici resistance.
  • Potentially suitable for early drilling.
  • Versatile variety – good as a first and second wheat and on both light and heavy soils.
  • Short and stiff strawed.
  • Good sprouting resistance.

NEGATIVES

  • Relatively poor mildew resistance.
  • Yellow rust resistance not as good as some and may need watching.

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