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LG Astronomer

Breeder: Limagrain Breeder PDF
Type: Group 3, Biscuit and Potential distilling Pedigree: (Cougar x Leeds) x Britannia

Variety Positioning

  • High yields in Agrii trials in 2020 (100% treated, 92% untreated) and had the highest specific weight of any of the biscuit wheats tested. The AHDB results were similar with high yields (101% treated, 86% untreated) and high specific weight (77.8 kg/hl). Accepted for the domestic biscuit market and under test for distilling where it has a medium rating, but not suitable for uks export.
  • Its best performance is in the East and West regions, in both official and Agrii trials, while its performance drops off further north (97% treated, 90% untreated). Best grown on heavy soils either as a first or a second wheat. Unsuitable for early drilling but it has performed well in late drilled trials up until the end of January (99% treated, 90% untreated).
  • Average height (88 cm) and stiff straw (8 treated, 7 untreated). Its grassweed competitiveness is still being evaluated in Agrii Stow Longa trials. It has medium maturity (+1) and average resistance to sprouting (6).
  • Excellent disease ratings for yellow rust (8.3), brown rust (8.8) and Septoria tritici (7.1) but mildew is a significant weakness (3.5). Average resistance to eyespot (5) and moderate resistance to fusarium ear blight (6.3). Resistant to orange wheat blossom midge.

For more detailed Agrii data and the latest disease scores speak to your local seed specialist or Agrii agronomist.


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