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Syngenta Launches Five New Winter Wheat Varieties

For 2018 winter wheat planting, AgriPro (a Syngenta brand) will launch five new varieties.

According to the company, AgriPro has more than 50 years of experience in wheat breeding, and the new varieties address challenges growers face from Texas to Montana.

The new varieties are as follows:

SY Rugged produces high yields across variable environments with good test weights as well as rust and drought tolerance in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. SY Rugged has been the top-yielding variety in three years of testing in the western High Plains.
SY 517 CL2 features good winter hardiness and straw strength with two-gene herbicide tolerance. Its area of adaptation includes Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana.
SY Benefit has tolerance to fusarium head blight when planting after corn. In eastern Kansas, it has out-yielded Everest by 3.7 bu/A over three years and 3.4 bu/A in central Kansas.
SY Achieve CL2 has two-gene herbicide tolerance and is early maturing, resulting in very high yields in Kansas and Oklahoma. It has also been at the top of university forage trails in both states for those considering grazing.
Hard red winter wheat variety Bob Dole features a good disease package with leaf and stripe rust tolerance along with excellent end use quality.