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Syngenta Expands 2015 Soybean Lineup

For the 2015 growing season, Syngenta is introducing 22 new NK soybean varieties in limited volumes that will set the stage for a larger volume product launch in 2016.
The release includes the industry’s first Maturity Group (MG) 000 variety for Canada and North Dakota. The 2015 performance class of new varieties have been thoroughly tested and evaluated in the geographies where they will be sold.
“These new NK Soybean varieties offer strong genetic packages with both the offensive and defensive traits growers need in a range of maturities from Relative Maturity (RM) 000.9 to RM 7.3,” says Doug Tigges, Syngenta soybean genetics product manager. “The additions expand our current lineup of high-yielding varieties with disease packages applicable to various growing conditions.
“Whether growers have a problem with phytophthora, soybean cyst nematode, white mold, iron deficiency chlorosis or any other yield-limiting factor, we have a variety with the potential to perform well in their fields.”