LCS Iguacu (ee-gwa-soo) is a new 2014 HRSW release. Originally developed for intense disease conditions in South America, LCS Iguacu's built in genetic disease resistance makes it exceptionally well adapted to the Northern Plains. This new release also has excellent straw strength, which makes it a perfect high management wheat for growers looking to push fertility levels and dollar/acre return.
With moderate tillering capacity, this variety also benefits from slightly higher stand counts (~1.5 million plants/acre). A pre-plant soil test should be at least 30 lbs/acre of additional nitrigen over normal recommendation. Depending on crop conditions and price outlook, consider top dressing or foliar feeding additional levels of nitrogen during the growing season.
LCS Iguacu will join varieties like LCS Albany and Faller in the highest yielding group of HRSW. What sets LCS Iguacu apart from these super-high yielders, is its manageability. With short very stiff straw, we are recommending an aggressive input management plan for growers looking to maximize their spring wheat profits.
Economic return calcualted using cash price of $8.00 for 14% protein and a past 3 year average MGE peak sales season (Sept.-Dec.) protein premium/discount.
With excellent straw and a shorter overall height, Iguacu can withstand higher fertilization rates than many varieties currently on the market. LCS Iguacu is considered a full-season wheat.
|LCS Iguacu||Barlow||Glenn||SY Soren||Faller|
|Test Weight (lb/bu)||61.8||60.5||61.2||58.9||59.6|
|Plant Height (inches)||32||35||36||30||35|
|Straw Strength||Excellent||Below Average||Good||Very Good||Average|
|Data compiled from 14 location years of LCS elite performance trials planted over the past 2 seasons|
Bred in an area of South America with intense Fusarium Head Blight and foliar disease pressure, LCS Iguacu brings with it a solid disease resistance package, new to the Northern Plains.
Data from 2013 MAES trial results and verified by LCS breeding staff