LG Spotlight

Everything you need to know about wheat variety LG Spotlight

BREEDER: Limagrain Europe

PEDIGREE: Scribe x Horatio

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for North Region (since 2019)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2019 %: England & Wales: 1.5. Scotland: 2.4.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2020 %: England & Wales: 2.0. Scotland: 4.4.

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (UK): 103

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 100

AHDB RL 2020 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 80

MARKET OPTIONS: Provisional UK distilling, Group 4 soft

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 recommended list.
• 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.

NEGATIVES

• North region yield just behind other mainstream soft wheats.
• Height may require monitoring.
• Average resistance to Septoria tritici and looks to have broken down to yellow rust in 2020.

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