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New AgriPro Brand Winter Wheat Varieties Address Early and Late-Season Diseases in the Central Plains

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 13:51:47 CDT

New AgriPro Brand Winter Wheat Varieties Address Early and Late-Season Diseases in the Central Plains Syngenta is introducing two new hard red winter AgriPro brand wheat varieties. To help Central Plains wheat growers better manage specific production issues, such as fall vectored diseases and low moisture conditions, Syngenta is introducing two new hard red winter wheat varieties.

The new AgriPro brand wheat seed varieties, AP EverRock and AP Roadrunner, will be available to purchase as certified seed for the 2021 winter wheat planting season.

AP EverRock features medium-early maturity with exceptional test weight and shatter resistance. This new variety also offers strong yield potential, winter hardiness and baking quality, combined with superior acid soil tolerance and straw strength - all while boasting the best barley yellow dwarf tolerance in the AgriPro wheat seed portfolio. In addition, excellent forage production makes AP EverRock a great fit for dual-purpose wheat production systems.

“AP EverRock is the go-to variety for early planting along the I-35 corridor in south central Kansas, north central Oklahoma and northern Texas,” Dave Abel, AgriPro brand key account lead, said. “It is tolerant to diseases that are most likely to infect early-planted wheat, including barley yellow dwarf virus and soil-borne mosaic virus, as well as later-season diseases such as stripe and leaf rust. Tolerance to these late season diseases gives growers a wider window for fungicide applications when needed.”

The second new AgriPro variety, AP Roadrunner, is bred to thrive under harsh dryland conditions and is an excellent fit for the western half of Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, according to Abel. This medium-late variety - similar to AgriPro brand variety SY Monument in maturity -- offers excellent drought tolerance, along with a good leaf health package and exceptional tolerance to wheat streak mosaic virus. AP Roadrunner exhibits impressive tolerance to stripe rust, leaf rust and aluminum soils and shows strong yield potential, shatter resistance and Hessian Fly tolerance.

“AP Roadrunner really holds up well under drought conditions and where wheat streak mosaic virus is a concern,” said Abel. “Low-performing soils and arid conditions predominate in this geography, and AgriPro thoroughly tests all of its new wheat varieties in these environments to determine which ones will perform well.”

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 these and other AgriPro brand wheat varieties, or to find a local AgriPro associate and trial data, visit www.agriprowheat.com.



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