Our newest HRWW release, LCS Colonia, out-yielding Norwest 553 by more than 10 bu/ac in 2013 WSU variety trials. This variety has topped LCS performance trails for yield in each of the past three seasons, whatever the rainfall zone. It has also performed the same in the 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. LCS Colonia sets a new bar for the HRWW in the PNW, and farmers can count on seeing a lot of value in this new release.
The exceptional yield potential of LCS Colonia is due in part to a very strong disease resistance foundation, led by very good resistance to both Stripe Rust and Strawbreaker Foot Rot.
All available public and private PNW multi-year data used in compiling figures.
LCS Colonia has superior agronomic package headed by class-leading yield potential. With medium-short height and stiff straw. LCS Colonia would be considered an excellent candidate for intensive management.
|LCS Colonia||Norwest 553||Whetstone||Boundary|
|Test Weight (lb/bu)||57.0||61.0||61.1||60.0|
|Plant Height (inches)||31.8||28.8||33.2||32.5|
|Straw Strength||Excellent||Very Good||Good||Good|
|Data compiled from 14 location years of LCS elite performance trials planted over the past 2 seasons|
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.