LG Typhoon delivers an exceptional consistency of performance across very different seasons and regions of the UK, yielding 102% – a great attribute to have in any variety.
Whilst yield is important, growers fundamentally like to grow robust varieties that deliver time and again across seasons and rotations. LG Typhoon’s consistency of performance across locations, seasons and rotations is down to the variety’s excellent all-round foliar disease resistance and agronomic characteristics.
It has a very good untreated yield (89%); an important attribute even in the hard feed sector, that was traditionally a high input, high output scenario, and is a valuable tool regarding fungicide programmes and timings.
LG Typhoon’s resistance rating of 7.2 (3 year data set) for Septoria, comes from a combination of genetic sources different to those in the majority of current RL varieties, and is a significant factor in protecting this resistance rating going forward.
It has an excellent yellow rust resistance of 9, combined with YR seedling resistance; a valuable insurance around the earlier spray windows of T0 & T1, where yellow rust can be the main focus in regional high pressure situations.
However, as both yellow rust and septoria strains are continuosly evolving, all crops should be closely monitored and treated appropriately – a lesson learnt in the 2021 season.
Unlike some feed varieties, LG Typhoon offers the very valuable bonus of Orange Wheat Blossom Midge (OWBM) resistance, in addition to a (6) for eyespot and Fusarium.
Ron believes a lot of second wheats could be drilled this autumn, taking into account the high price of wheat, and highlights LG Typhoon’s excellent performance as a second wheat – yielding 104% of control, putting it amongst the most popular varieties in this rotational position.
LG Typhoon also has stiff straw and good lodging resistance in line with other feed wheats, such as Gleam.
It is a high-tillering variety that has performed well at lower seed rates, exhibiting a flexibility for drilling dates from mid-September to mid-February, however, it exhibits a genuine suitability for the earlier sowing situation, yielding 105% – well over the performance of popular hard wheats Graham and Gleam in this sowing period.
LG Typhoon is slightly later to mature (+2), similar to Costello, but this is not an issue as it is important to have a range of maturities across the farm, to spread harvest risk in catchy seasons.
LG Typhoon has a good specific weight (76.3 kg/hl), similar to that of Gleam.