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Agri Innovations

New Winter Wheat Varieties Offer Additional Options for Central Plains Wheat Growers

Thu, 07 Jul 2022 09:13:18 CDT

New Winter Wheat Varieties Offer Additional Options for Central Plains Wheat Growers As global wheat stocks are expected to remain tight through 2023, Syngenta is offering three new varietal options to help Central Plains wheat growers increase yield potential and resist common diseases this winter wheat planting season.

The new AgriPro® brand wheat varieties are AP Bigfoot, AP Solid and AP Longjack.

"All three of these varieties performed exceptionally well across Syngenta AgriPro's testing areas for wheat," says Josh Coltrain, AgriPro winter wheat technical lead from Kansas. "Growers can feel confident in choosing these new varieties and their performance under our testing procedures."

AP Bigfoot is a medium-early maturity variety that has proven strong yield data and test weights across the region. It performs well in low pH soils and dryland systems and features a very good leaf and stripe rust resistance. A good choice for planting after soybeans, AP Bigfoot is also one of the top AgriPro brand varieties for protection against Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV). Growers in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming can purchase the new variety.

Adrian Polansky, a wheat grower from Belleville, Kansas, tested AP Bigfoot in 2021 and planted it for the 2022 season. "The yield performance of over 100 bushels per acre and test weights were excellent for us in 2021. In addition, with its excellent disease tolerance and winter hardiness, AP Bigfoot is a great variety for wheat growers in the Central Plains."

The second new AgriPro brand variety, AP Solid, is a medium-late maturity variety featuring solid yield potential for Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Western Nebraska growers. AP Solid's improved stems also help with sawfly management. Montana State University confirmed it has an excellent solidness score.

For Central Plains wheat growers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, AP Longjack is a medium-late maturity variety with good straw strength. AP Longjack also offers the best winter hardiness and highest grain yield in the awnless variety from AgriPro.

"All three of these new varieties offer growers the opportunity to maximize their yield potential this season," says Coltrain.

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 yield potential.

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



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