Central Plains
Wheat & Barley Seed

Central Plains
Wheat & Barley Seed

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Top performers in America’s breadbasket

LCS has continually provided Central Plains growers with dynamic, highly profitable options, starting with and building on the success of T158. Today, our commercial team offers many elite varieties bred to serve a wide range of soil types and adaptation zones within the region.

Hard Red Winter Wheat

The Central Plains are planted almost entirely with hard red winter wheat (HRWW), both under irrigation and on dryland acres. HRWW is the largest class of wheat produced in the United States, with more than 20 million acres planted annually that net more than 750 million bushels. End users choose HRWW for its excellent milling and baking characteristics.

Driven by Innovation

The Limagrain Cereal Seeds Central Plains program is based in Wichita, Kansas under Senior Wheat Breeder Dr. Marla Barnett. LCS programs produce thousands of new crosses annually, a proportion of which are bred exclusively for the Central Plains. The most promising new crosses are quickly cycled through our doubled haploid program. During summer months, proprietary germplasm is field tested in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Additional technologies, such as marker assisted selection (MAS), are used to produce varieties with specific genes that provide beneficial resistance to various pests and pathogens, as well as excellent end-use characteristics.

Proven Central Plains Varieties

At LCS, we stand behind the fact that all our Central Plains varieties have been extensively studied and field tested for consistency and performance across a wide range of environments and conditions long before they ever make their way to the farmer.

Learn More

To learn more about our elite Northern Plains varieties, click on the variety name organized by market class on the top right of this page or contact Sales Manager Drew Hendricker.

To obtain the most accurate technical data possible, ratings and scores are comprised of all available LCS and public research data. The results presented on this website 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.

Drew Hendricker
Regional Sales Manager,
Central Plains
O: 970.498.2218
C: 970.231.8875
Dr. Marla Barnett
Senior Wheat Breeder,
Central Plains