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 currently includes seven hard red spring wheat (HRSW) varieties, each 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 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.

There are more than 20 different LCS SRWW varieties currently being marketed in the Midwestern, Eastern, Southern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Our portfolio of elite genetics includes a broad range of characteristics and adaptations for growers in more than 20 states.

Our portfolio of Pacific Northwest varieties has been carefully selected to serve the complex and highly diverse cereals market in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. This year, more than 20 different LCS-marketed varieties in six major market classes have topped trials and are now available to growers.