LCS Colonia has topped LCS performance trials for yield in each of the past four seasons in every rainfall zone, second only to LCS Jet. It has performed equally well in northern Idaho extension trials.
Originally bred in Germany and marketed in the US by Limagrain Cereal Seeds, LCS Colonia has both excellent yield and acceptable end-use quality. It combines a very dependable disease resistance package, led by resistance to C-Stripe, strawbreaker and stripe rust, with an excellent agronomic package noted for superior winter-hardiness and excellent straw strength.
Jean-Bruno Beaufumé, PNW Wheat Breeder
|LCS Colonia||Norwest 553||Whetstone||Keldin|
|Yield Potential||Excellent||Very Good||Average||Very Good|
|Plant Height (inches)||32.9||30.6||35.0||34.8|
|Straw Strength||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Average|
|All available multi-year data used in determining agronomic ratings|
All available multi-year data used in compiling figures.
|2 Year Average|
|Full data sets available online|
LCS Colonia has the gluten strength and baking performance to meet industry quality expectations for HRWW. It has good flour yield, strong dough-mixing properties, good crumb grain and loaf volume.
Hayley Butler, Quality Manager
|LCS Colonia||Norwest 553||Whetstone|
|Flour Protein (%)||12.3||12.1||13.4|
|Break Flour Yield (%)||71.0||64.0||66.7|
|Loaf Volume (cm)||875.0||890.0||N/A|
Data presented are from replicated research plots grown by or on behalf of Limagrain Cereal Seeds. Actual performance is subject to variety of environmental, disease, and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Races of pathogens and pests change over time. Disease and pest reactions are subject to these changes.