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Syngenta introduces two AgriPro® brand winter wheat varieties to address diverse Eastern growing conditions


​​​​​​​DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, Sept. 4, 2019
– Syngenta is adding two new soft winter wheat varieties to its proven portfolio of AgriPro® brand wheat for the 2019-2020 season. Both varieties were developed to address specific production challenges within the Eastern U.S. winter wheat market.

Field with SY 576For growers in the northern part of the region,
SY 576
stands tall as a full-season variety with excellent stalk strength, good scab tolerance and very good leaf and stripe rust resistance. Its area of adaptation spans from Illinois to Pennsylvania and south to North Carolina.

Growers in the southern part of the region will gain access to top-end yielder SY Richie. This variety has very good test weight, a bright white head and good barley yellow dwarf virus tolerance. With medium-early maturity, SY Richie is a good fit for delayed planting situations.

“Our new class of winter wheat varieties continues our tradition of developing top-performing varieties that address local production challenges,” said Ken Davis, Syngenta key account lead for Eastern Soft. “We’ve seen excellent results from these varieties over the past couple of years of testing and are confident they will fulfill a need on growers’ farms.”

Backed by more than 50 years of wheat breeding expertise, AgriPro wheat varieties are consistent top performers. AgriPro wheat varieties deliver reliable performance, offering best-in-class disease packages, leading agronomics and outstanding yields.

For more information about these and other AgriPro brand wheat varieties or to find a local AgriPro associate, visit www.agriprowheat.com. Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at Syngenta-us.com/social.

About Syngenta
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Katie Klaas
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