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SY McCloud, SY Longmore and SY 611-Cl2 have traits to help address weather and pests in the Northern Plains.

January 16, 2020

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NEW WHEAT: A new AgriPro wheat variety is ready for sale in 2020. Syngenta

Syngenta is introducing three new AgriPro brand spring wheat varieties for the Northern Plains for 2020. They are SY McCloud, SY Longmire and SY 611-CL2. They have traits to help address the irregular weather and changing pest threats in the Northern Plains.

SY McCloud offers broad adaptability, high protein and yield potential, plus excellent test weight.

SY Longmire is a sold stem variety that stands up well to wheat stem sawfly. This small fly lays eggs within the hollow stems of wheat plants resulting in stem lodging, harvest difficulty and yield loss. Sawflies are unable to lay eggs in the SY Longmire’s solid-stem, making it an effective tool for those wheat growers experiencing wheat stem sawfly pressure in their fields.

In addition to sawfly tolerance, SY Longmire also offers a strong disease package, excellent yield and higher protein potential than previous solid-stem varieties.

Invasive grass weeds like goatgrass, cheatgrass and Group 1 resistant wild oats can be particularly troublesome in spring wheat fields. SY 611 CL2 is a step up for growers looking to diversify their weed management options without sacrificing yield potential. SY 611 CL2 is an herbicide-tolerant variety with high yield potential, very good protein and straw strength.

Growers familiar with SY Soren will find SY 611 CL2 is a similar pedigree.

“The latest class of spring wheat varieties continue the tradition of high-quality AgriPro wheat varieties that set growers up for success,” says Corey Dathe, Syngenta key account lead for the Northern Plains region. “Every day, our team puts growers first when it comes to expanding our portfolio, ensuring each wheat variety developed is tailored to address local conditions and challenges growers face.”

Go online for more information about these and other AgriPro brand wheat varieties or to find a local AgriPro associate.

Source: Syngenta, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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