Syngenta US News

New spring wheat variety brings greater choice to Northern Plains market


DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, Oct. 29, 2020 – Effective spring wheat production starts with selecting the right variety—and in a dynamic environment like the Northern Plains, growers understand the importance of choice when it comes to deciding which seed varieties to plant. That’s why Syngenta has added AP Murdock to its proven portfolio of AgriPro® brand wheat. A hard red spring wheat variety offering excellent yield potential and good protein, AP Murdock is now available to purchase for the 2021 planting season.

A versatile grain, hard red spring wheat is widely produced and in high demand across North America, especially in the Northern Plains. To ensure consistent performance in conditions specific to this area, new AgriPro variety AP Murdock has undergone rigorous testing since it was first developed.  

Designed to meet the region’s specific needs, this medium-early maturity variety also delivers outstanding yield potential and has very strong straw. Additionally, it has good protein and very good tolerance to Fusarium head blight and bacterial leaf streak.

“Our goal has always been to bring top-quality varieties to market and to help growers select seed varieties best-suited to their specific farming operations,” said Corey Dathe, Syngenta key account lead for the Northern Plains region. “With excellent yield potential, earlier maturity and a solid disease package, AP Murdock is a good fit for growers in the Northern Plains.”

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

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

About Syngenta 
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

Media Contacts:
Lauren Brown
lauren.brown@syngenta.com

Emma Kirkpatrick
919-870-5718
ekirkpatrick@gscommunications.com

Web Resources:
AP Murdock
AgriPro
Know More, Grow More
Syngenta Newsroom
Syngenta U.S.
Thrive

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This document may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as ‘expect’, ‘would’, ‘will’, ‘potential’, ‘plans’, ‘prospects’, ‘estimated’, ‘aiming’, ‘on track’ and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. For Syngenta, such risks and uncertainties include risks relating to legal proceedings, regulatory approvals, new product development, increasing competition, customer credit risk, general economic and market conditions, compliance and remediation, intellectual property rights, implementation of organizational changes, impairment of intangible assets, consumer perceptions of genetically modified crops and organisms or crop protection chemicals, climatic variations, fluctuations in exchange rates and/or commodity prices, single source supply arrangements, political uncertainty, natural disasters, and breaches of data security or other disruptions of information technology. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors.

©2020 Syngenta, 2001 Butterfield Road, 16th Floor, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Some or all of the varieties may be protected under one or more of the following: Plant Variety Protection, United States Plant Patents and/or Utility Patents and may not be propagated or reproduced without authorization. AgriPro® and the Syngenta logo are registered trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.