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Pacific Northwest: New spring wheat varieties for 2016

February 10, 2016
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Planting certified seed varieties is critical to helping wheat start strong. As 2016 spring wheat variety selection continues in the Pacific Northwest, it’s to implement proactive management plans and select varieties with consistent performance and superior genetics.

Adding to a proven portfolio of AgriPro® brand wheat varieties, Syngenta introduces SY Coho and SY Selway hard red spring wheat varieties.

  • SY Coho provides excellent yield potential on irrigated acres or high rainfall areas. With tolerance to stripe rust, SY Coho makes an excellent choice for high management areas. This variety is best suited for eastern Washington, western Montana and Idaho.
  • SY Selway is a semi-dwarf variety bred for dryland areas with 15 inches of rain or less. SY Selway has a great disease package, excellent stripe rust tolerance, as well as tolerance to Fusarium head scab. It is best suited for northern Oregon, eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

The Syngenta Cereals Research facility located in Cheney, Wash., continues to expand its scope to maximize grower profitability. These two new varieties provide producers with top-performing characteristics, including high protein content, test weights and yield. Other AgriPro brand spring wheat varieties for the Pacific Northwest that will be offered in 2016 include BullseyeCabernetSY605 CLSY Basalt and Dayn.

For more information about AgriPro brand certified seed varieties or to find a local AgriPro associate or retailer, visit AgriPro (www.agriprowheat.com).

Submitted by Jim Helmerick, Syngenta senior wheat breeder in the Pacific Northwest

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