Syngenta: New winter wheat varieties set up growers for success in Central Plains

Syngenta is introducing two new hard red winter AgriPro® brand wheat seed varieties

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, August 25, 2020 – To help wheat growers in the Central Plains tackle winter annual grasses and boost yield performance, Syngenta is introducing two new hard red winter wheat varieties bred to address specific production challenges across the Plains.

The new AgriPro® brand wheat seed varieties, AP18 AX and SY Wolverine, will be available to purchase as certified seed for the 2020 winter wheat planting season.

Winter annual grass weeds, including downy brome, jointed goatgrass, and feral rye, can cause reoccurring problems in fields across the Plains if not properly controlled at the start of the season. Growers looking to manage these weeds with non-GMO, herbicide-tolerant varieties can benefit from AP18 AX, which includes a new mode of action to control winter annual grasses. This new variety has also shown good winter hardiness in initial testing and broad adaptation in the Plains.

SY Wolverine, meanwhile, provides improved tolerance to wheat streak mosaic, a destructive disease that has been economically devastating in states such as Kansas in recent years. This tenacious yielder is a broadly adapted medium-early maturity variety exceeding the yield performance of similar AgriPro varieties SY Monument and SY Sunrise. It also has very good to excellent tolerance to wheat leaf rust and bacterial leaf disease in wheat.

“The latest class of winter wheat varieties continues to deliver top-performing varieties that meet the production needs of Central Plains growers,” said Greg McCormack, AgriPro key account manager. “Continued investment in wheat breeding allows AgriPro to bring new, improved varieties with strong agronomic characteristics and higher top-end yield potential to market each year.”

Backed by more than 50 years of wheat breeding expertise, AgriPro brand wheat varieties are consistent top performers that offer best-in-class disease packages, leading agronomics and outstanding yields.

For more information about these and other AgriPro brand wheat varieties or to find a local AgriPro associate and trial data, visit http://www.agriprowheat.com. Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at Syngenta-us.com/social.

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world-class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visitwww.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

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