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AgriPro Wheat: From Field to Fork

September 28, 2016

Wheat growers are familiar with every part of the growing process – from emergence, to tillering, to the final harvest. But what happens to the wheat once it is harvested?

In honor of Whole Grains Month, Syngenta is exploring the journey of AgriPro® brand wheat varieties from the field to the fork.

AgriPro brand wheat varieties can be found across the U.S. – from the East Coast through the Northern Plains and Western Seaboard. Each class of wheat has characteristics that make it ideal for certain types of products. Trace the journey of key AgriPro varieties below:

Hard red winter wheat

Varieties including the popular SY Monument and SY Wolf, and the new SY Flint and SY Sunrise, grow well across the Central and Southern Plains. These are versatile varieties with excellent milling and baking characteristics. In fact, hard red winter wheat is commonly found in breakfast cereal or toast. It’s a staple in pantries and can also be found in tortillas and general purpose flour.

Hard red spring wheat

Found in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains, hard red spring wheat has high yield potential and excellent end-use quality. Varieties like SY Coho and SY Selway in the PNW, SY Soren and SY Ingmar in the Dakotas, result in grain that is excellent for croissants, bagels and pizza crusts. While a delivery pizza box might feature a well-known brand, the crust might feature grain from an AgriPro wheat variety.

Soft red winter wheat

Eastern regions of the country produce a bounty of soft red winter wheat like the new SY 100 and SY Viper. These varieties result in grain that populates snack aisles and school lunches in towns across America. With excellent milling and baking qualities, these varieties can be found in cookies, crackers and pretzels.

Soft white wheat

Another variety found in the Pacific Northwest and some Eastern regions is soft white wheat. A low-moisture wheat with high extraction rates, it can commonly be found in pastries and cakes. When growers harvest their high-performing varieties like SY 944, they could be harvesting the first ingredient in a birthday cake or a warm, glazed donut.

Hard white wheat

SY Teton is grown in the Pacific Northwest and features a high yield potential and good test weight. The high-quality grain from SY Teton can be found anywhere from Chinese takeout to Taco Tuesday. The grain from hard white wheat is used to make tortillas, Asian-style noodles and flat breads.

AgriPro wheat varieties are everywhere – from the field to the fork. Next time growers are applying nitrogen treatments or scouting for weeds, remember that the end product may already be waiting at home – the perfect late-night snack after a hard day’s work.

For more information about AgriPro brand wheat varieties or to find a local AgriPro Associate, visit www.agriprowheat.com.

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