Posted 23 July 2012. Crop Management.
Syngenta Releases Winter Wheat Variety Complementary to Double-Crop Operations in Eastern Corn Belt
Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release. www.syngentacropprotection.com
Greensboro, North Carolina (July 9, 2012)--As 2012 winter wheat planting season approaches across the eastern Corn Belt, Syngenta reminds growers to implement sound management practices and select varieties with consistent performance and superior genetics.Adding to its proven portfolio of top-performing wheat varieties, Syngenta recently introduced SY 1526, a new AgriPro® brand soft white winter wheat boasting high yield potential and double-crop compatibility.
“SY 1526 is a high-yielding, good-test-weight seed variety that’s adapted to most soil types and is a standout for double-crop situations common across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and western Ohio,” said Dan Rowland, cereals key account lead, Syngenta, South Whitley, Ind. “This will be a great fit for the eastern Corn Belt as it’s an early-maturing variety and also offers a good disease package.”
As wheat growers begin preparing for the upcoming planting season, Syngenta recommends thoughtfully considering disease tolerance traits when selecting certified seed. “SY 1526 is armed with moderate resistance to the current races of leaf rust common in the Midwest, as well as head scab, powdery mildew and wheat spindle streak mosaic virus,” Rowland explained.
Planting quality certified seed varieties, along with good planting practices that include residue management, proper seeding rates and the use of seed treatments, are all critical in helping wheat get off to a uniform start. Seed treatments like Cruiser® insecticide and Dividend Extreme® fungicide become particularly important in helping to ensure young seedlings withstand early-season disease and insect pressure, as well as temperature fluctuations.
“With its good adaption to Midwestern soils and compatibility with double-crop situations, SY 1526 is an ideal winter wheat variety for the disease and weather-related challenges we face in the eastern Corn Belt.”