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LG Astronomer

LG Astronomer - Group 3 Winter Wheat





GROUP 3 (Biscuit and Potential distilling)

(Cougar x Leeds) x Britannia


Agrii’s leading biscuit wheat with excellent physical grain quality and rated ‘medium’ for distilling.
Good resistance against rusts and Septoria tritici.

Variety Positioning

Consistently high yields in Agrii trials over the past three years
(98% treated, 88% untreated) with good grain quality HFN 232, 78.2 kg/hl it is accepted for the domestic biscuit market, rated ‘medium’ for
distilling but is not accepted for uks export.

  • Its best performance is in the East and West regions, in both official and Agrii trials, and its performance drops off a little further north (97% treated).
  • Performs well as a second wheat and, whilst yielding across soil types, its real home is on medium to heavy land.
  • Unsuitable for early drilling but it has performed well in late drilled trials up until the end of January. Medium-long straw but good strength treated (9) (7) and is very competitive against grassweeds.
  • Medium maturity (+1) (0) and average resistance to sprouting (6).
  • Disease ratings are good, yellow rust (8.5) (7.2), brown rust very good (7.6) (6.8) and Septoria tritici (6.2) (5.5), but mildew will need watching (4).
  • Average resistance to eyespot (5) and moderately resistant to fusarium ear blight (6.4).
  • Resistant to orange wheat blossom midge.


Numbers in red – Agrii Advisory List data.
Numbers in black – AHDB Recommended List.

Breeder PDF


A national view | Filmed at Throws Farm, Essex – June 2021

Yorkshire Regions | Filmed At Bishop Burton, Yorkshire – June 2022

Scotland | Filmed At Carnoustie, Angus – June 2021

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