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New Syngenta winter wheat variety bred to thrive in PNW

  • Syngenta releases new soft white winter wheat variety in the PNW for 2013-14 growing season
  • SY 107 is the second doubled-haploid variety from the Syngenta breeding program
GREENSBORO, N.C., USA – Disease pressure may be hard to predict at the start of the season, but its impact can be significant – especially in regions with variable weather like the Pacific Northwest (PNW). To help PNW growers get ahead of this issue, Syngenta this year introduces SY 107, an AgriPro® brand soft white winter wheat.
 
“Adding to a proven portfolio of top-performing wheat varieties,SY 107 boasts high yield potential in dryland and low- to intermediate-rainfall conditions,” said Syngenta’s Ed Driskill, West Coast region key account manager. “It also performs well in high-rainfall areas and has excellent Cephalosporium leaf stripe tolerance, making it an excellent wheat seed choice on fields with two-year rotations.”
 
SY 107 is the second commercially released seed variety from the Syngenta breeding program developed using advanced doubled-haploid technology. The first was SY Ovation, which became the top-planted winter wheat variety in Idaho after its release in 2012. The doubled-haploid technology streamlines the breeding process, cutting time to market in half.
 
As winter wheat growers prepare for the upcoming planting season, Syngenta recommends implementing an integrated approach to crop management. Planting quality certified seed varieties and incorporating good planting practices, such as residue management, proper seeding rates and seed treatments, are critical to helping wheat start strong.
 
“With seed treatments like Vibrance® Extreme fungicide and Cruiser® 5FS insecticide, protection begins the moment seeds are planted,” Driskill said. “As the season progresses, scouting and applying foliar fungicides become important. Growers who choose an integrated management approach will greatly benefit at harvest time, having maximized both their wheat yield and profit potential.”
 
For more information about AgriPro brand certified seed varieties available in the Pacific Northwest, visit AgriPro Pacific Northwest (agriprowheat.com/region/pacific-northwest). Follow Syngenta on Twitter (@SyngentaUS) and Facebook (Facebook.com/FarmAssist).
 
 
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