New Winter Wheat Varieties for the PNW
As winter wheat growers prepare for the upcoming planting season, Syngenta recommends implementing an integrated approach to crop management. 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.
Selecting varieties with superior genetics is the first step to a successful season. The AgriPro® brand wheat portfolio provides locally bred varieties that offer consistent performance and quality under varying conditions. For the Pacific Northwest, AgriPro is adding two new winter wheat varieties for 2016 planting:
- SY Assure: 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 Assure has the highest yield potential in high rainfall regions of western Idaho, eastern Washington and northern Oregon, and irrigated production areas in the southern Snake River region of Idaho and Washington.
- SY Touchstone: 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. SY Touchstone is 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.
For more information about AgriPro brand wheat varieties or to find a local AgriPro Associate, visit www.agriprowheat.com.
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