Oct. 5, 2012
Syngenta Canada Inc. is launching its newest wheat variety, Canadian Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) SY985, for the 2013 growing season. SY985 offers a unique combination of qualities for CPSR varieties – high yield potential and milling quality grain.
"The CPSR class of wheat was originally developed as a high-yielding industrial wheat class, for uses such as ethanol and feed. Through our extensive breeding programs, Syngenta has developed the highest grain quality CPSR varieties currently available in Western Canada. Now, with SY985, Syngenta has brought to market a CPSR variety that offers milling wheat grain quality,” explains Todd Ormann, Crop Portfolio Manager, Cereals, for Syngenta. “With its level of protein and milling quality, SY985 meets the needs of the largest traded milling wheat type in the world, creating a potential new market for western Canadian growers.”
In trials conducted this past Spring, SY985 yielded 126% versus the check (AC Taber) in Alberta and 114% versus the check (AC Barrie) in Saskatchewan. Much of this variety’s yield performance is due to the fact that it emerges fast and strong out of the ground with exceptional uniformity. SY985 features short straw, excellent stand ability and good lodging resistance, as well as very good resistance to leaf, stem and stripe rusts, loose smut and bunt. With a solid test weight, SY985 is among the heaviest wheats, with excellent protein, up to 1% higher than leading varieties.
"Syngenta is a world leader in cereals breeding and advancement. SY985 is another example of our commitment to, and investment in, cereals innovation that benefits the grower,” concludes Ormann.
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