Syngenta announced it will offer 69 new hybrids for the 2017 growing season. The Syngenta hybrids, including Golden Harvest, NK and Enogen corn, complement a portfolio developed with the grower in mind to provide agronomic solutions for a wide range of field types, soil characteristics and weather conditions.

Each of the new hybrids is a product of the Y.E.S. Yield Engineering System, which enables Syngenta scientists to tap into a global pool of genetics to create hybrids that match U.S. growers’ individual field needs. Using state-of-the-art molecular markers and analytics, the Y.E.S. Yield Engineering System has helped Syngenta produce hybrids with top-of-the-line yield potential.

“We understand that every field is unique and that the right genetics can positively impact yield potential,” said Eric Boersma, product marketing manager, corn seed at Syngenta. “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 new hybrid class features high-performing Agrisure traits. Growers will have access to:

  • Forty-six hybrids available as E-Z Refuge options. These integrated, single-bag refuge offerings provide an added level of grower convenience.
  • Fourteen Agrisure Artesian hybrids, which help maximize yield when it rains and increase yield when it doesn’t. Artesian hybrids can help manage the unpredictability of weather and improve yield consistency by converting water to grain more effectively than other hybrids.
  • Eighteen hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait. Agrisure Viptera is the best above-ground trait in the industry for insect control, resulting in more high-quality grain.
  • Sixteen hybrids with the Agrisure Duracade trait, which features a unique mode of action to control corn rootworm that makes it an essential tool in an integrated CRW management program.

In addition, Syngenta will offer three new Enogen hybrids. Enogen corn enzyme technology, an in-seed innovation exclusively from Syngenta, is the industry’s first and only biotech corn designed specifically to enhance ethanol production. Enogen corn growers are eligible to receive a premium of 40 cents per bushel (on average), and ethanol communities benefit from keeping enzyme dollars local.

“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.