New Wheat Varieties for the Plains
Every season, Mother Nature provides new curveballs that growers can’t control. Factors such as temperature, wind, disease pressure, rain/snow and frost can be detrimental to yields. Because of this, experts recommend implementing an integrated approach to crop management this upcoming winter wheat planting season.
A robust plan and smart seed purchases can help start the season strong. Planting quality certified seed varieties and incorporating good planting practices, such as residue management, following proper seeding rates and applying seed treatments, are critical to helping wheat start strong. The AgriPro® brand wheat portfolio provides locally bred varieties that offer consistent performance and quality under varying conditions. For the Plains region, AgriPro is adding two new winter wheat varieties 2016 planting:
- SY Flint: With a strong pedigree that includes Jagalene and Oklahoma State University wheat variety Duster, SY Flint has high-end yield potential and a medium early maturity. This variety has outstanding agronomic traits, including 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: SY Sunrise is the highest yielding irrigated wheat variety from AgriPro. This variety offers good straw strength and is short in height. It’s 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. SY Sunrise also requires a Seed Stewardship Agreement specifying No Saved Seed, in order for farmers to maximize their yield by using quality certified seed each growing season.
For more information about AgriPro brand wheat varieties or to find a local AgriPro Associate, visit www.agriprowheat.com.
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