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Syngenta offers Central Plains growers new, top-performing winter wheat variety for 2012 planting

  • New AgriPro brand hard red winter wheat variety SY Wolf released for 2012 winter wheat planting
  • SY Wolf offers excellent yield performance, agronomics across wide geography
Greensboro, N.C., USA – As 2012 winter wheat planting season approaches across the Central Plains, Syngenta reminds growers to implement sound management practices and select varieties with consistent performance and superior genetics.Adding to its proven portfolio of top-performing wheat varieties available to Central Plains growers,Syngenta recently introduced SY Wolf, a new AgriPro® brand hard red winter wheat boasting excellent yield performance.
 
“Extending across a wide geography, SY Wolfis the new top performer among winter wheat certified seed varieties available to growers in the Central Plains,” said Matt Keating, cereals key account lead, Syngenta, Kearney, Neb. “It’s an excellent option for planting this fall as it has excelled in yield trials across the region and offers the combination of high yield potential and agronomics growers have been seeking.”
 
Known as the “heavy-residue champion,” SY Wolf is great for use in no-till operations with standing cover.This medium maturity, semi-dwarf hard red variety also shows superior straw strength, which helps prevent lodging in adverse weather. SY Wolf also offers good disease tolerance to a wide range of pathogens, bacterial blights and fungi, which helps contribute to its high yield potential.
 
As wheat growers begin preparing for the upcoming planting season, Syngenta reminds growers to implement an integrated approach to crop management. Planting quality certified seed varieties, along with good planting practices that include residue management, proper seeding rates and the use of seed treatments, are all critical in helping wheat get off to a uniform start. Seed treatments that are applied on farm like CruiserMaxx® Cereals insecticide/fungicide combination, or commercially-applied like Cruiser® insecticide and Dividend Extreme® fungicide, become particularly important in helping to ensure young seedlings withstand early-season disease and insect pressure, as well as temperature fluctuations. As the season progresses, scouting and the use of foliar fungicides become important factors in maximizing yield and profit potential.  
 
AgriPro Associates across the Central Plains have tested SY Wolf in trials and have been satisfied with its results. “We planted SY Wolf after soybean, and we were very pleased with the yield, which averaged about 49 bu/A in trials,” said Mike Baxa, AgriPro Seed Associate and manager of Polansky Seed, Belleville, Kan. “It was planted in mid-October. Even though the rain was sparse all the way through [harvest], we were really pleased with the way SY Wolf performed.”
 
For more information about AgriPro brand certified seed varieties available in the Central Plains, visit http://agriprowheat.com/region/central-plains. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
 
 
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