Alta Seeds, the premium seed brand of Advanta Seeds, announces its new lineup of Aphix grain sorghum hybrids. Aphix hybrids were developed for superior performance and the highest level of sugarcane aphid tolerance–delivering low sugarcane aphid damage scores in USDA-ARS testing.
According to the Sorghum Checkoff, sugarcane aphids are a top pest threat and can lead to 100% of yield loss if left uncontrolled.
The Aphix hybrids also boast strong drought tolerance and adaptability across a wide range of conditions.
"The new Aphix lineup exemplifies our dedication to developing solutions with cutting-edge traits and genetics for sorghum growers," says Dr. Ben Beyer, Advanta Seeds USA Sorghum Breeding Lead. "Every season we select new hybrids with strong tolerance to aphid pressure compared to existing commercial and competitor's products. Alta Seeds will continue to expand the lineup to help growers prevent damage in their fields from this and other damaging pests."
The hybrid lineup includes:
- ADV G3247 - A new hybrid with high top end yielding medium-late bronze hybrid with excellent test weights, and performance in limited irrigation systems.
- AG1301 - Medium-early cream hybrid for dryland or irrigated with excellent staygreen, standability and wide adaptability with plant uniformity.
- AG1203 - Trial-topping medium-early bronze hybrid with outstanding yields across the High Plains and excellent standability, uniformity and drought tolerance for dryland or irrigated fields.
- AG1201 - Widely adaptable early bronze hybrid with excellent yield for maturity, strong drought tolerance and adaptability as a double crop option.
For more information, visit AltaSeeds.com/sca.