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Posted 31 August 2015. PMN Crop News.

Reach Milestone Yields in 2016 With New NK Soybean Varieties

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release.

Minnetonka, Minnesota (August 5, 2015)--Syngenta will offer U.S. growers 22 new performance class NK® Soybean varieties, ranging in Relative Maturity (RM) from very early 0.009 to late RM 7.6., for the 2016 growing season. The award-winning Y.E.S. Yield Engineering System is enabling Syngenta to bring higher-yielding varieties to the market quicker.


“Growers have benefited greatly from our advanced breeding process,” said Doug Tigges, soybeans genetics product manager at Syngenta. “Since the debut of the Y.E.S. Yield Engineering System, the yield potential of our new performance class NK Soybeans has never been higher.”

By selecting NK Soybean varieties, growers can be confident that they are planting the latest technologies for their individual fields. The Y.E.S Yield Engineering System has allowed Syngenta soybean breeders to make smarter and more efficient breeding decisions, resulting in a portfolio of high-yielding elite soybean genetics, said Tigges.

In addition to increased yield potential, NK Soybean varieties feature a number of key agronomic benefits to help soybeans start strong. NK Soybeans lead the industry in sudden death syndrome (SDS) genetic resistance scores1. Additionally, new varieties offer resistance packages targeting common early-season diseases and pests, including soybean cyst nematode, iron deficiency chlorosis and Phytophthora root rot.

Chris Blome, a Syngenta Seed Advisor in Iowa, has experienced firsthand the benefits of planting NK Soybeans. “NK Soybeans have the best genetic lineup, the most consistent yield and the strongest defensive packages throughout the industry,” he said, “and the NK Soybeans pipeline is second to none. These seeds have worked very well for us.”

As the soybean industry evolves, so do NK Soybean varieties. Growers can speak with their local NK retailer or Syngenta Seed Advisor to learn more about the new varieties available for 2016 and select the best fit for their fields.

For more information about the portfolio of NK Soybean varieties, visit

Bev Larson