LCS Wizard

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LCS Wizard is a medium maturity HRW wheat targeted for the Central and Southern Plains and irrigated production in the High Plains. It has exceptional straw strength, which makes it a good candidate for high input management. LCS Wizard is medium height with a medium coleoptile. Yield data from LCS Wizard in the past three seasons was superb across many varied environments, proving its broad adaption and yield stability. LCS Wizard is late in producing a first hollow stem, allowing it to be utilized as a 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 offer. LCS Wizard is also tolerant to soil-borne mosaic virus.

Dr. Marla Barnett, Wheat Breeder

Agronomic Features

2014
LCS WizardEverestArmourDuster
Acid Soil Tolerance TolerantTolerant Tolerant Tolerant
Coleoptile Length MediumMediumMedium-LongMedium
Drought ToleranceVery GoodGoodGoodVery Good
HeightMediumMediumShortMedium
Maturity MediumEarlyEarlyMedium
Seed SizeSmallLargeMediumSmall
Shattering ReputationVery GoodGoodVery GoodGood
Straw StrengthExcellentVery GoodVery GoodBelow Average
Test WeightVery GoodGoodBelow AverageGood
Tillering AbilityHighIntermediateVery HighVery High
Winter-HardinessAverageVery GoodVery GoodAverage
Yield Potential ExcellentVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
All available multi-year data used in determining agronomic ratings

Disease Resistance

2014
All available multi-year data used in compiling ratings

Yield Performance

2 Year Yield Average - LCS Elite Trial
Full data sets available online
2 Year Yield Average - State Variety Trials
Full data sets available online

End-Use Quality

LCS Wizard has hard grain, higher flour extraction, and low PPO (polyphenol oxidase - high levels cause undesirable browning in certain flour products).

Hayley Butler, Quality Manager

2014
LCS WizardEverest
Flour Protein (%)1312
Flour Yield (%)7876
Loaf Volume (cc)720725

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.