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Posted 28 October 2014. PMN Crop News.


Syngenta Introduces New High Protein Spring Wheat Variety for the Northern Plains


Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release. www.syngentacropprotection.com


Minnetonka, Minnesota (October 8, 2014)--As 2015 spring wheat variety selection time approaches, Syngenta reminds growers to select varieties with superior genetics and to use balanced agronomic practices. Adding to a proven portfolio of AgriPro® brand wheat varieties, Syngenta is now offering SY Ingmar, a new hard red spring wheat variety, in the Northern Plains. SY Ingmar is a broadly adapted semi-dwarf wheat with excellent straw strength and very good test weight. It also has superior milling quality characteristics end-users are seeking.

 

“We are excited to offer SY Ingmar to growers this year because this high protein variety will be a top choice for economic return for growers across the Northern Plains,” said Corey Dathe, Northern Plains cereals key account lead, Syngenta. “SY Ingmar provides wheat growers the combination of high yield potential and protein levels plus very good test weights.”

This new spring wheat variety also offers a strong disease package. In addition to moderate tolerance to Fusarium head blight, it delivers excellent protection against stem rust, leaf rust and foliar diseases.

“It’s done well for us in our Northern Plains trials,” Dathe said. “We expect growers to be very pleased.”

As spring wheat growers begin planning for the 2015 planting season, Syngenta recommends implementing an integrated approach to crop management. Planting quality certified seed varieties and incorporating good planting practices, such as residue management, proper seeding rates and seed treatments, are critical to helping wheat start strong.

When using seed treatments like CruiserMaxx®Vibrance® Cereals insecticide/fungicide, protection begins the moment seeds are planted.

Vibrance brand seed treatments protect young seedlings from yield-robbing underground pests, while also promoting enhanced germination and more robust stands by boosting the crop’s RootingPower. Growers who choose an integrated management approach that includes planting certified seed treated with top-performing seed treatments can greatly benefit at harvest time, having maximized both their wheat yield and profit potential.

For more information about available AgriPro brand certified seed varieties or to locate an AgriPro associate, visit AgriPro.


Contact:
Bev Larson
612-656-8382
bev.larson@syngenta.com