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Syngenta Introduces Four AgriPro Winter Wheat Varieties


Adding to its AgriPro brand wheat varieties, Syngenta introduces SY Flint and SY Sunrise hard red winter wheat varieties for growers in the Plains and SY Assure and SY Touchstone winter wheat varieties for growers in the Pacific Northwest for the 2016-17 season.
“SY Flint and SY Sunrise are both top performing winter wheat varieties,” says Greg McCormack, Plains region key account manager for Syngenta. “Both varieties have consistently excelled in yield trials. They also offer tolerance to stripe rust, the number one disease that is on the mind for growers as they select varieties.”
With a  pedigree that includes Jagalene and Oklahoma State University wheat variety Duster, SY Flint has high-end yield potential and a medium early maturity, according to the company. This variety has low pH tolerance, Hessian fly resistance and excellent test weight and straw strength. SY Flint has good disease tolerance traits, including tolerance to stripe rust, and barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). This variety is well suited for both dryland and irrigated acres in Kansas, Oklahoma and northern Texas.
SY Sunrise is the highest yielding irrigated wheat variety from AgriPro. It offers good straw strength and is short in height. It is a very high tillering variety, with large seeds, excellent test weight and good winter hardiness. This variety has good disease tolerance to stripe, leaf and stem rust. SY Sunrise is best suited for high yielding environments like irrigated acres in the western High Plains. This variety also requires a Seed Stewardship Agreement specifying No Saved Seed.
In the Pacific Northwest, SY Assure is a soft white winter wheat variety with a short plant height, early maturity and good straw strength – much like SY Ovation. This variety has a good disease tolerance package, with excellent stripe rust tolerance and resistance to current races of rust.
SY Touchstone is a broadly adapted, hard red winter wheat variety with very high yield potential, plus good protein and grain quality. With an early maturity, this variety has shown good snow mold and winter hardiness, plus good stripe rust tolerance traits.
Both SY Assure and SY Touchstone are best suited for high rainfall regions in western Idaho, eastern Washington and northern Oregon, and irrigated production areas in the southern Snake River region of Idaho and Washington.
“We’re excited to offer SY Assure and SY Touchstone this year as certified seed to the Pacific Northwest winter wheat market,” says Tony Severa, cereals key account lead for Syngenta. “These varieties are an excellent option for planting this fall as they have excelled in yield trials across the region and thrive in high input, irrigated areas, while offering a superior agronomic package.”