LCS Wizard

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LCS Wizard is a medium maturity hard red winter wheat targeted for the Central and Southern Plains and irrigated production in the High Plains. It has exceptional straw strength to handle high fertilization strategies. LCS Wizard is medium height with medium coleoptile. Yield data from LCS Wizard in 2012 and 2013 trials were superb across many varied environments proving its broad adaption and yield stability. LCS Wizard is late in producing the first hollow stem allowing it to be utilized as dual purpose wheat in grazing situations. Tolerance to both hessian fly and barley yellow dwarf virus are two key traits that not many products currently on the market can compete with. LCS Wizard is also tolerant to soilborne mosaic virus.

Yield Performance

Yield Performance (bu/ac)
LCS WizardArmour EverestDuster
2 Year Mean Yield (All Loc.)67.460.263.763.4
2013 Mean Yield (7 Loc.)71.663.366.764.9
2012 Mean Yield (10 Loc.)63.261.760.761.9
Manter, KS-2013 35.528.531.436.8
Palmer, KS-201356.567.861.551.4
Whichita, KS-201386.772.684.266.9
Enid, OK-2013 (Fung.)53.657.053.050.3
Colby, KS-2013 (Irr.)86.871.082.282.0
Garden City, KS-2013 (Irr.)101.666.477.880.6
Imperial, NE-2013 (Irr.)80.579.776.986.5
LCS Elite Performance Trial Data

Agronomic Features

The tillering potential and straw strength for LCS Wizard are both excellent. It also performs well in areas with acid soils.

Agronomics Features
LCS WizardEverestArmourDuster
Acid Soil Tolerance TolerantTolerent Tolerent Tolerant
Drought Tolerance Very GoodGoodAverageVery Good
Seed SizeMediumLargeMediumSmall
Shattering ReputationVery GoodGoodVery Good Good
Straw StrengthExcellentVery GoodVery GoodBelow Avg.
Test Weight Very GoodVery GoodAverageGood
Tillering AbilityHighIntermediateVery HighVery High
Winter-HardinessGoodVery GoodGoodBelow Average
Yield PotentialExcellent ExcellentVery GoodVery Good
Coleoptile LengthMediumMediumMedium Long Medium
Dr. Marla Hall & Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains 2013.

Disease Resistance

The disease package for LCS Wizard is led by resistance to stem rust, leaf rust and barley yellow dwarf virus. LCS Wizard also has moderate resistance to septoria leaf blotch and tan spot.

Disease Resistant

Dr. Marla Hall & Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains 2013.

Grain Quality

LCS Wizard has excellent yield potential and test weight. Milling characteristics for LCS Wizard are acceptable, while baking quality is slightly below average.

End-Use Quality
LCS Wizard EverestArmourDuster
Baking QualityLess DesirableLess DesirableAcceptableExcellent
Milling QualityAcceptableExceptionalAcceptableAcceptable
Dr. Marla Hall & Wheat Varieties for Kansas and the Great Plains 2013.

Data Source:

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.