AgriPro Delivers Wheat Varieties Tailored to Local Conditions
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“Quality is absolutely essential to the long-term success of U.S. wheat producers,” he says. “As the world’s largest commercial cereals seed breeder, we plant our varieties on a lot of acres, and we want those varieties to deliver high-quality grain for millers and bakers, in addition to favorable yields for growers.”
Each year, Syngenta generates more than 20,000 new experimental wheat lines from research sites across the U.S. and Canada. Its scientists screen these experimental lines at more than 150 testing locations and 90,000 yield plots for agronomic characteristics, regional adaptation and yield potential. Syngenta also evaluates the lines for milling and baking quality to help breeders determine which ones should advance to the next stage of testing.
As a result of this rigorous and localized research process, AgriPro wheat varieties are top performers that consistently rank in the top yield group in every U.S. region.
“Syngenta breeders and commercial teams are very much in tune with the needs of the market and the grower, who is always front and center when it comes to building our portfolio.”
“We are fortunate to have a deep genetic pool and a tradition of quality,” Morano says. “Syngenta breeders and commercial teams are also very much in tune with the needs of the market and the grower, who is always front and center when it comes to building our portfolio.”
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