Wheat, at the heart of civilization
The natural ancestors of modern wheat were discovered by hunter-gatherers in Mesopotamia around 15,000 B.C., and wheat was first cultivated by man around 9,000 B.C. Since those early days, wheat has developed into the world’s most widely grown crop, with over 705 tons (640 million metric tonnes) produced annually. The United Nations estimates that 20 percent of all the calories consumed by the human race come from wheat. As the world’s population increases, mankind needs increasingly more food. At LCS, we understand that we have an important role in making this possible.
LCS has access to the most advanced wheat and barley genetics in the world through the exchange of elite germplasm with international parent company Group Limagrain. We take the best and make it even better, using speed breeding technologies to create new, improved varieties adapted specifically for our farmers’ climates, soils and growing conditions. From enormous yields to exceptional quality, hearty straw strength to hefty disease tolerance, we have your acres covered, including CoAXium wheat lines with outstanding grassy weed control.
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.
Our portfolio of Pacific Northwest varieties has been carefully selected to serve the complex and highly diverse cereals market in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. LCS varieties in six major market classes consistently top trials and are available to growers.