MINNETONKA, Minn. — A dedication to continued research and development from the largest private wheat breeding program in North America is reaping results for wheat growers across the country. In 2016, growers proved that they are recognizing the benefits of AgriPro® brand wheat varieties from Syngenta through increases in acreage planted and with record-breaking yields.
In Kansas, SY Wolf winter wheat achieved the highest wheat yield (109.38 bushels per acre) in the 2016 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest for the Central region. In Michigan, new SY 100 winter wheat topped the 2016 Michigan State University Wheat Performance Trial with a yield of 124.8 bu/A.
“We’re proud of the record-breaking performance of AgriPro wheat in 2016 and expect to see this trend continue,” said Darcy Pawlik, product marketing manager for Syngenta Cereals. “Our investment and expertise in wheat breeding is paying off, allowing Syngenta to bring to market new and better varieties with strong agronomic characteristics and higher top-end yield potential. We are pleased to see growers benefiting from our investment by choosing to plant more acres of AgriPro varieties than ever before.”
In 2016, AgriPro varieties were the top planted in five key wheat growing states. SY Wolf was the number one planted winter wheat variety in both Nebraska and South Dakota. In South Dakota, SY Wolf comprised 32 percent of all winter wheat planted. In Nebraska, SY Wolf comprised 7.4 percent of winter wheat planted with 94,000 acres.
In North Dakota, SY Soren and SY Ingmar were the top two spring wheat varieties planted with 15.4 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively, of the 6.30 million acres of the state’s spring wheat. In Washington, SY Ovation has become the number one planted winter wheat variety with 248,368 acres, 13 percent of the total winter wheat acres planted. SY Ovation was also the number one planted winter wheat variety in Idaho.
Syngenta is an industry leader in the development of superior wheat varieties, offering growers consistent performance in the field. AgriPro brand wheat varieties target high yield potential, good test weights, quality grain and superior disease protection. From seed to harvest, Syngenta supports the cereals market with a robust portfolio of seed and crop protection solutions. The unique portfolio breadth enables us to innovate and deliver integrated solutions to help farmers start strong and ultimately grow more wheat.
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