Syngenta introduces 102 corn hybrids for 2014 planting
“We are incredibly excited about our entire new class of hybrids for the 2014 season,” said Eric Boersma, head of corn seed product management at Syngenta. “Through new combinations, a broader genetic pool, and an innovative digital breeding process, Syngenta genetics have achieved an extraordinary rate of genetic gain over the past six years.”
Boersma added, “In addition to these exciting new hybrids, Syngenta has refined the seed sizing for Golden Harvest and NK corn hybrids to provide growers clarity in their seed purchasing decisions. All seed in 2014 will be in 80,000 kernel units, regardless of seed size.”
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2For this research, Syngenta defines a yield environment of 50–99 bu./acre as “Severe” and fewer than 50 bu/acres as “Extreme”.
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