LCS Azimut

Widely Adapted Across the Pacific Northwest

LCS Azimut was bred in France by Limagrain Europe, just like Norwest 553. Since its U.S. release in 2011, LCS Azimut has shown a very high level of yield and yield stability over a board range of PNW environments. With superior winter-hardiness, strawbreaker resistance, early maturity and short straw, LCS Azimut has raised HRWW to a new level in this region, allowing northern growers to maximize their yield potential in many different places.

When it comes to yield and yield stability, LCS Azimut has strongly impressed some of the most advanced wheat growers in this region, and it will continue to do so in the coming years.

Jean-Bruno Beaufumé, PNW Wheat Breeder

Agronomic Features

LCS Azimut Norwest 553WhetstoneKeldin
Test Weight58.261.661.761.4
Protein (%)12.512.913.313.0
Winter-HardinessExcellentExcellentBelow Avg.Average
Heading (julian) 143.3146.7148.0144.3
Plant Height (inches)29.234.830.635.0
Straw StrengthExcellent AverageVery GoodGood
All available public and private PNW multi-year data used in compiling figures

Disease Resistance


All available public and private PNW multi-year data used in compiling figures

Yield Performance

2015 - 3 Year Average
All data sets available online

End-Use Quality

LCS Azimut has protein content similar to Norwest 553 with lower gluten strength.

Hayley Butler, Quality Manager

LCS AzimutNorwest 553Whetstone
Flour Protein (%)
Break Flour Yield (%)64.364.066.7
Loaf Volume (cc)840.0890.0N/A

Data Source:

To obtain the most accurate technical data possible, ratings and scores are comprised of all available LCS and public research data. The results presented in this guide may not be an indicator of results you may obtain in your individual location, as local growing conditions-including soil type and weather-may vary. All growers are advised to evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.

Links to current university data are available on our Performance Data page: