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 and is now the staple food for a third of the global population.

Group Limagrain is currently the European leader in wheat variety development, and our ambition is to expand this leadership on the international stage.

U.S. Wheat Associates describe six market classes of wheat. Limagrain Cereal Seeds has breeding programs in the four largest market classes: Hard Red Winter Wheat, Hard Red Spring Wheat, Soft Red Winter Wheat and Soft White Winter Wheat.

Our portfolio of Northern Plains genetics include varieties bred to serve a range of different grower needs. LCS is proud to provide high yielding, high protein and more balanced options for farmers in this diverse region.

LCS Julep in the field

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.