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Syngenta releases new corn hybrids and unveils new naming system

Syngenta is offering an early look at its new corn naming system, releasing a limited quantity of 10 additional new NK Corn hybrids for 2017 planting.

Syngenta is offering an early look at its new corn naming system, releasing 10 additional new NK Corn hybrids for 2017 planting.

The hybrids will be featured in 2017 trial plots and available in limited commercial quantities this growing season, joining an existing portfolio including 22 other new NK Corn hybrids released for 2017 planting.

Ranging from 89-day to 115-day relative maturities, the new hybrids are equipped with Agrisure traits to help protect genetic yield potential amid unexpected, adverse conditions. The Agrisure Artesian trait enhances water optimization while Agrisure Duracade and Agrisure Viptera traits are two options for corn insect control.

The hybrids will be the first to feature a new naming structure designed to make NK Corn hybrids easier to identify. Using NK Corn hybrid NK0962-3220A brand as an example, this new structure is built as follows:

  • “NK” is the brand marker
  • The first two numbers reflect the last two digits of the hybrid’s relative maturity (“09” for 109-day maturity)
  • The final two numbers (in this case, “62”) are selected at random
  • A hyphen distinguishes genetics from traits
  • For hybrids that contain either the Agrisure Duracade or Agrisure Viptera traits, the name ends with four numbers (in this example, “3220”) aligned with the Agrisure traits nomenclature system to help classify stack technology
  • Hybrids that contain Artesian – like this one – end with the letter “A”

“Research and development drives innovation at Syngenta, and these new NK Corn hybrids are a direct result of those efforts – offering growers even more advanced seed choices,” said Joe Bollman, corn seed product manager at Syngenta.

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