Syngenta introduces new corn hybrids for 2017 season

Syngenta is releasing 69 new corn hybrids which will all be available for the 2017 growing season.  | File photo

Syngenta is releasing 69 new corn hybrids which will all be available for the 2017 growing season. 

The hybrids will include Golden Harvest, NK and Enogen corn that can adapt to a wide range of field types, soil characteristics and weather conditions. The hybrids were developed by the Yield Engineering System at Syngenta, which opens up a global database of genetics so hybrids can be specifically made for U.S. growers’ needs and fields.

“We understand that every field is unique and that the right genetics can positively impact yield potential,” Eric Boersma, product marketing manager for corn seed at Syngenta, said. “Considering the likelihood of unpredictable weather patterns, coupled with varying pest pressures and soil types, these new hybrids are designed to help growers be prepared for whatever 2017 has in store.”

The hybrids all feature Agrisure traits including 46 hybrids with E-Z Refuge options providing a higher level of grower convenience. Fourteen of the hybrids will be Agrisure Artesian which maximizes yield in rainy climates. Agrisure Viptera trait will be in 18 hybrids and will help fight against insects. The Agrisure Duracade trait will be in sixteen hybrids to help control corn rootworm.

“At the end of the day, the Syngenta portfolio of corn hybrids helps growers produce more corn and maximize their return on investment – no matter what their fields’ unique situations are,” Boersma said. 

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