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Northern Seed Acquires Syngenta’s Triticale Business

Montana’s Northern Seed has acquired Syngenta’s triticale business, including its Vernon, Texas-based research center. Triticale, a crossbred grain produced from wheat and rye, plays a critical role in solving the need for forage, especially in areas with high cattle populations and limited water.
Northern Seed is a distributor of certified wheat seed and other small grains, as well as a provider of seed conditioning and treatment services to growers. The acquisition of the triticale business complements Northern Seed’s existing portfolio of wheat, barley, grasses, and peas/legumes.
This strategic transaction also complements other acquisitions made by Northern Seed that focus on seed distribution and animal nutrition. Through the acquisition, Northern Seed will expand upon Syngenta’s triticale varietal research and development.
David Worrall will lead the strategic triticale research program, complementing Northern Seed’s existing research program in Bozeman, Montana, that focuses on development of grains and forages.