Syngenta introduces new sunflower hybrid
Oct. 17, 2012
"This newest hybrid gives northern region sunflower growers a new product to meet their demands for early maturity, high oleic and oil content, disease performance and standability,” said Grant Ozipko, crop portfolio head for oilseeds, Syngenta. “Having the industry’s largest germplasm pool and research pipeline allow us to continually deliver top-quality hybrids specifically tailored to meet the needs of our growers.”
By utilizing the Clearfield® herbicide system with 7111 HO/CL/DM brand, growers can easily control grass and broadleaf weeds that greatly affect yield potential. This hybrid features excellent vigor, stalk strength and high oil content. With early to very early relative maturity, 7111 HO/CL/DM brand flowers very early and is best suited for fields in northern North Dakota.
"Sunflowers remain a strong crop option for growers as consumers and the vegetable oil industry are hungry for healthier oils. With its short growing season and improved market prices, it also makes a profitable rotational crop and an excellent double-crop option,” said Ozipko. “The 7111 HO/CL/DM brand carries traits similar to our current portfolio, which deliver superior standability, early maturity rates, and high oleic levels and oil content.”
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