Syngenta investing heavily in wheat seed
Syngenta also continues to work with a locally-based AgriPro Associate Network to tailor localized solutions that meet the individual needs of farmers across all major cereal-growing geographies of the U.S. New varieties are released to AgriPro associates as foundation seed, which they grow and then release over the following few years as certified seed to the public. This network enables Syngenta to continue to deliver new varieties that meet geography-specific pest and weather-related challenges.
“Our commitment to cereals starts with the seed, but it doesn’t end there – in fact, it’s just the beginning. Worldwide, Syngenta invests roughly $130 million and has more than 400 people committed to cereals R&D, and we are on a constant quest to remain leaders in providing farmers with total crop solutions,” Dreger explained. “Since 2000, we have tripled our investment in cereals R&D and nearly doubled testing locations in all North American regions, and we’re not looking back. Our program will continue to grow, and we will remain committed to helping farmers grow more wheat from fewer resources.”