Syngenta introduces new corn hybrids for 2016 growing season

Syngenta unveiled 63 new corn hybrids for the 2016 growing season this week.

The new Golden Harvest, NK and Enogen Corn hybrids offer a variety of maturity times and key agronomic characteristics. Their genetic makeup is meant to provide improved yield, disease tolerance, and the flexibility to adapt to various soil and production environments.

The hybrids were developed using Syngenta's Yield Engineering System (Y.E.S), which combines analytics, testing and technology to introduce new hybrids to the market faster. 

“The backbone of our Y.E.S. Yield Engineering System is our unique germ plasm,” Eric Boersma, product marketing manager for corn seed at Syngenta, said. “By tapping into the global pool of corn genetics offered by Syngenta, the new 2016 hybrids were developed to efficiently address environmental pressures to help growers maximize their yields and return on investment.”

Among the 2016 offerings are 13 Agrisure Artesian hybrids, which manage the unpredictability of the weather by maximizing yield when it rains and increasing yield when it doesn’t; 20 Agrisure Viptera hybrids formulated with the most comprehensive corn insect control against key pests including black cutworm, corn ear worm and western bean cutworm; and 12  Agrisure Duracade hybrids engineered to offer corn root worm control. 

The 2016 hybrids also include two new Enogen Corn varieties designed specifically to enhance ethanol production.


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