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With 29 new soybean varieties, Syngenta offers growers more yield-maximizing solutions for 2017

  • Varieties provide growers with integrated agronomic solutions that protect against a range of disease and insect pests
  • Of the varieties, 12 include Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® technology, offering growers a new weed management option
  • New class includes NK® Soybean varieties and will also feature Golden Harvest® Soybeans
MINNETONKA, Minn., USA, – Each season, growers seek diversity and fresh choices to help them start the next year strong. That’s why Syngenta remains steadfast in its focus on innovation, a commitment that is delivering 29 new soybean varieties to growers for the 2017 season.

Ranging in relative maturity from 0.01 to 6.9, the new varieties expand the current portfolio with additional options and feature agronomic characteristics that protect against many of today’s toughest threats. By offering varieties with built-in resistance to pests and diseases such as soybean cyst nematodes, sudden death syndrome, brown stem rot and Phytophthora root rot, Syngenta is equipping growers with solutions to help maximize yields while decreasing risk.

Twelve of the new varieties also include dicamba-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® technology, which upon registration of the herbicide products, will provide another line of defense in managing weed resistance.

“We strive to provide the most advanced seed technology for those growers seeking a competitive edge,” said Scott Erickson, product marketing manager, soybean seed at Syngenta. “Each and every Syngenta soybean variety is the result of advanced research and development, leading to superior performance in a range of conditions. The addition of the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait takes that another step further.”

Syngenta invests more than $3.9 million daily in global R&D. By tapping into the company’s award-winning Y.E.S. Yield Engineering System™, Syngenta researchers are able to bring the latest varieties to market faster than ever before, allowing for nimble responses to ever-changing environmental conditions.

Along with the new NK® varieties, 2017 will also feature Golden Harvest® Soybeans. These select new varieties will be available through Golden Harvest Seed Advisors and extend the Golden Harvest seed brand’s trusted combination of in-depth seeds expertise and agronomic know-how.

For more information about Syngenta soybean varieties, visit or contact your local NK retailer or Golden Harvest Seed Advisor.

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