LCS Atomo

Wheat Superhero

Hard White Spring Wheat

LCS Atomo was developed orginally in Europe as a "force wheat," a variety added to milling blends to increase flour quality. The pedigree for this new release is a cross between Spanish, French and United Kingdom germplasm from the Limagrain global breeding network. LCS Atomo shows excellent adaptation to late fall planting in irrigated areas of California and Arizona. In PNW testing, LCS Atomo also performed exceptionally well in higher rainfall regions of Washington, yielding an impressive 23% above the mean trial average for the >20" rainfall region in WSU testing in 2014. It has also performed well in fall seeded spring wheat trails. LCS Atomo combines this yield potential with high test weight and superior end-use quality, led by very high levels of flour extraction. The baking quality for LCS Atomo is characterized by strong dough with a high level of elasticity and excellent milling and baking stability.

Jean-Bruno Beaufumé, PNW Wheat Breeder

Agronomic Features

LCS AtomoBlanca Grande 515Summit 515
Test Weight61.863.661.8
Protein (%) 11.812.411.9
Heading (julian)110.7109.7113.7
Plant Height (inches) 35.037.534.8
Straw StrengthExcellentVery GoodExcellent
All available public and private PNW multi-year data used in compiling figures
LCS AtomoKelseBullseye
Test Weight58.858.959.3
Protein (%) 13.915.515.0
Heading (julian)152.8158.0155.2
Plant Height (inches) 25.530.828.8
Straw StrengthExceptionalExcellentGood
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 - Year Average
Full data sets available online

End-Use Quality

LCS Atomo has good bake absorption and overall acceptable quality.

Hayley Butler, Quality Manager

LCS AtomoPatwin 515
Flour Protein (%)11.4711.07
Bake Absorption (%)66.263.6
Loaf Volume (cm)900910

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: