Hard Red Spring Wheat
The primary market class grown in the Northern Plains is hard red spring wheat (HRSW), which is produced across wider and more diverse geographies than any other market class. Nearly 11 million acres are planted in the United States every year, yielding 400 million bushels. HRSW has stronger gluten characteristics and higher protein content than other classes and is used to make fine breads, rolls and bagels.
Driven by Innovation
The Limagrain Cereals Research Canada (LCRC) breeding program is based in Saskatoon, Canada under Wheat Breeder Dr. Andrea Varella. The LCRC program produces hundreds of new crosses annually, targeted for specific regional adaptation zones in the Northern Plains. During summer months, proprietary germplasm is field tested in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and Canadian nurseries that border the Northern Plains.
Proven Northern Plains Varieties
At LCS, we stand behind the fact that all our Northern 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.
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 Regional Commercial Manager Russell Oberg.
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.