Biotech Updates

Winter Wheat Variety to PNW Growers

July 13, 2012

SY Ovation, a new AgriPro® brand soft white winter wheat of Syngenta, has been introduced for the coming winter season. The wheat variety was developed through double haploid technology and has proven to be a high-yielding semi-dwarf variety.

According to Ed Driskill, cereal key account lead of Syngenta in Idaho, "This variety is early-maturing and was also developed to endure an environment prone to intense stripe rust pressure like we have here in the Pacific North West (PNW)." The new variety also tolerates soilborne mosaic virus and dryland footrot, and has good tillering and excellent straw strength.

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