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New varieties plus new seed treatment shown to boost rooting on Syngenta stand at Cereals

Shabras winter wheat

New winter cereal varieties plus a new SDHI-based seed treatment shown to boost root growth will be just some of the key attractions on the Syngenta stand at this year’s Cereals Event (14 and 15 June, 2017, Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire).


Crop plots on the Syngenta stand will include:

  • Four all-new varieties – new hard winter feed wheat Shabras; new soft winter feed wheat Savello; new hybrid winter feed barleys Hyvido Sunningdale and Hyvido Belmont
  • Two up-and-coming varieties – Graham winter feed wheat; Laureate spring malting barley
  • Two current varieties – Propino spring malting barley; Reflection winter feed wheat


New winter wheats

Headlining the new winter wheat varieties in the plots, new hard Group 4 winter feed wheat Shabras offers growers high yields, robust disease resistance and early maturity, says Syngenta campaign manager, Kat Allen, and looks set to be a strong all-rounder in the traditional later-drilling winter wheat slot.


Meanwhile, newcomer Savello provides growers with a new soft wheat option for the North, and has been accepted for distilling, Kat Allen points out.


New hybrid barleys

With a strong track record of breeding high-yielding hybrid barleys, Syngenta will also be demonstrating two new Hyvido winter feed hybrids at the event.


The first, Hyvido Sunningdale, new on the AHDB Recommended List for 2017, is on a par for UK treated yield with the current top-yielding hybrid on the List, Hyvido Bazooka. However, where Sunningdale stands out is in providing a massive step forward in yield for the North, says Syngenta campaign manager, Mark Bullen. It is also slightly earlier-maturing than Bazooka – which is another useful benefit for growers in Scotland and Northern England, he adds.


Following behind, Hyvido Belmont is a promising new hybrid barley Candidate, Mr Bullen explains.


New SDHI seed treatment

Following the success of new-generation SDHI fungicides against foliar diseases, Syngenta will also be revealing its first UK cereal seed treatment to utilise new-generation SDHI technology – Vibrance Duo – at the event.


“Combining our all-new SDHI seed treatment active ingredient, sedaxane, with a second active ingredient fludioxonil, as used in Beret Gold, Vibrance Duo not only gives outstanding control of important diseases that reduce crop establishment, but also visible improvements in root growth,” Mr Bullen explains.


“By doing this it brings a new perspective to crop establishment,” he adds.