Syngenta introduces two spring wheat varieties for Pacific Northwest

SY Coho has excellent yield potential in places with high rainfall, like the Pacific Northwest. | File photo

For wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest, Syngenta is introducing two spring wheat varieties -- SY Coho and SY Selway -- as part of the AgriPro brand portfolio that will be available for planting this spring.

“The Syngenta Cereals Research facility located in Cheney, Washington, continues to expand its scope to maximize grower profitability,” Jim Helmerick, Syngenta's senior wheat breeder in the Pacific Northwest, said. “These two new varieties provide producers with top-performing characteristics, including high protein content, test weights and yield.”

SY Coho has excellent yield potential in places with high rainfall, like the Pacific Northwest, and is very tolerate to stripe rust which is prominent in high management areas. It has good test weight, high protein content and very good end-use quality. Syngenta suggests that SY Coho would have the best outcome in eastern Washington State, western Montana and Idaho.

On the other side of the spectrum, SY Selway is best for dryland areas that receive fewer than 15 inches of rain. Like SY Coho, it does excellently against stripe rust and also has tolerance to Fusarium head scab. It is recommended for northern Oregon, eastern Washington State and northern Idaho and not recommended for irrigated acres.

SY Coho and SY Selway join AgriPro varieties Bullseye, Cabernet, SY605 CL, SY Basalt and Dayn as the 2016 Pacific Northwest spring wheat varieties.

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