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Everything you need to know about wheat variety LG Spotlight

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

BREEDER: Limagrain Europe

PEDIGREE: Scribe x Horatio

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2019)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 1.1. Scotland: 3.7.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.9. Scotland: 3.2.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 103

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 101

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 78

MARKET OPTIONS: Soft Group 4, Distilling (Medium), Feed

POSITIVES

  • Best performance as a first wheat and on heavy land.
  • Exceptional grain quality – the highest Hagberg and specific weight of all soft wheats on the RL.
  • Low risk variety in a poor year – good sprouting and fusarium resistance.
  • Tall but stiff strawed which responds well to PGR.
  • Attractive clean, golden coloured straw at ripening.
  • Not an out-and-out early driller but suitable to be sown before LG Skyscraper.

NEGATIVES

  • North region yield just behind the top soft wheat varieties.
  • Becoming highly susceptible to yellow rust.
  • Relatively poor resistance to Septoria tritici.
  • Height may require monitoring.

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