As 2016 spring wheat variety selection continues in the Pacific Northwest, Syngenta reminds growers to implement proactive management plans including varieties selection. Adding to its portfolio of AgriPro brand wheat varieties, Syngenta is introducing SY Coho and SY Selway hard red spring wheat varieties.

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

  • SY Coho: Excellent yield potential on irrigated acres or high rainfall areas and tolerance to stripe rust makes SY Coho an excellent choice for high management areas. SY Coho has good test weight, high protein content and very good end-use quality. This variety is best suited for eastern Washington, western Montana and Idaho.
  • SY Selway: This semi-dwarf variety is bred for dryland areas with 15 inches of rain or less. SY Selway has a great disease package, with excellent stripe rust tolerance, as well as tolerance to Fusarium head scab. This variety has very good end-use quality, strong protein content and test weight. It is best suited for northern Oregon, eastern Washington and northern Idaho. SY Selway is not recommended for irrigated acres.

These two varieties join five additional AgriPro brand spring wheat varieties for the Pacific Northwest that will be offered in 2016.

More information about AgriPro brand certified seed varieties or to find a local AgriPro associate or retailer is at AgriPro (www.agriprowheat.com).