The high-yielding, group 4 hard wheat, LG Typhoon, from Limagrain UK, joins the 2022-2023 AHDB Recommended List. According to the company, it offers UK growers the package they have been asking for in hard wheat; a clean, consistent and resilient variety, with a solid all-round disease package and Orange Wheat Blossom Midge (OWBM) resistance.
It has shown consistent performance, yielding 102% across differing climatic seasons and across the different regions of the UK.
“LG Typhoon offers growers flexibility in the rotation, across both sowing date and soil type,” said Ron Granger, Limagrain UK’s arable technical manager.
“The variety exhibits genuine suitability for the earlier sowing situation, endorsed by its combination of desirable agronomic characteristics – and this is reflected in its very high yield performance at this drilling window. LG Typhoon also excels as a second wheat.”
|Rotation||Sowing date||Soil type|
|First cereal||Second cereal||Early September (before 25th)||Trials sown (25th September to 31st October)||Late sown (after 1st November)||Light soils||Heavy soils|
According to Mr Granger, the reason for LG Typhoon’s consistent performance is its all-round foliar disease resistance.
“This is shown by an untreated yield that is above many of the RL feed varieties, supported by a resistance rating of 7 for Septoria – which significantly comes from a combination of sources different to those in current RL varieties,” he said.
“LG Typhoon offers excellent yellow rust resistance, with an RL rating of 9 combined with YR seedling resistance – a valuable tool regarding fungicide programmes and timings.
“The variety offers more than excellent yellow rust ratings; it is an attractive proposition with good ratings for all the diseases, including (6) for eyespot and Fusarium, and the very valuable bonus of Orange Wheat Blossom Midge (OWBM) resistance.”
Mr Granger added: “In terms of grain quality, LG Typhoon offers a good specific weight (76.3 kg/hl), certainly equal or indeed better than many of the feed wheats on the new RL.”
Limagrain UK’s wheat breeder, Phil Tailby, summarises the main traits of LG Typhoon
- The key word to describe LG Typhoon is ‘consistent’; it has performed consistently well in treated trials across all years of testing and across all regions.
- The variety has extremely high untreated yield, which highlights the excellent foliar disease resistances, which include both adult and seedling resistance to yellow rust and a new Septoria resistance package not found in any other variety on the RL.
- It also offers flexibility to UK farmers, performing very well as a second wheat, and is a genuine early drilling variety.