Hard red winter wheat (HRWW) is the largest class of winter wheat and the largest class of overall wheat produced in the United States, with more than 20 million acres planted annually that net more than 750 million bushels. This is due to the versatility of hard red winter wheats, which feature moderately high protein content and excellent end-use quality. HRWW is used principally in the production of bread flour, but is also often chosen for Asian noodles, hard rolls and flatbreads.
The Limagrain Cereal Seeds HRWW program is based in the Central Plains. LCS programs produce 2,500 new crosses annually, a proportion of which are HRWW lines. The most promising new crosses are quickly cycled through our doubled haploid program. Other proprietary germplasm is field tested in off-site nurseries located throughout the Central Plains. During off-season months, rapid cycle germplasm progression occurs through our single seed descent facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. Additional technologies like marker-assisted selection (MAS) are used to produce varieties containing specific genes that provide beneficial resistance to various pests and pathogens, as well as excellent end-use characteristics.
Proven Winter Wheat Varieties
At LCS, we are proud of the fact that all of our HRWW 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.
To learn more about our elite hard red winter wheat varieties, click on the variety name organized by region on the top right of this page or contact your local sales manager listed below.
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.