Top things to see at Cereals with Syngenta
With variety choice top of growers’ minds around mid-summer, Syngenta plans to demonstrate plots of 20 different cereal varieties on its stand at this year’s Cereals Event. It will also be the first opportunity for growers to find out about an advanced new SDHI fungicide that the company is developing, along with new innovations in application and precision agriculture:
- New hybrid and malting barleys
- Fungicide technology debut
- 3D Ninety Nozzle launch
- Protector digital platform disease forecasting
- Sustainable farming research results
Seven winter feed barley hybrids
Headlining the plots of seven hybrid winter feed barleys on the stand will be the new high-yielding hybrid, SY Thunderbolt. New on the AHDB Recommended List for 2021/22, SY Thunderbolt epitomises consistency in hybrid barley breeding, says Syngenta, with the highest treated yield figure on heavy land (111%), good wet weather disease resistance and early maturity to aid harvest management.
Meanwhile, a second new hybrid barley on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List and in the plots, SY Kingston, has performed particularly well in the North and West, says Syngenta, again with strong wet weather disease resistance. Also on the stand will be plots of established hybrids, SY Kingsbarn, Belfry and Belmont. A further new hybrid barley, SY Armadillo, will also feature.
Winter and spring malting barleys
Continuing its heritage in malting barley breeding, Syngenta will be demonstrating nine malting, or potential malting, barley varieties – three winter and six spring.
Among the winter variety plots, Electrum, the newest winter malting barley on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List, is in only its first full season of having full approval for brewing use on the Malting Barley Committee (MBC) approved list for harvest 2021.
Meanwhile, six spring barley plots on the stand will feature newcomer varieties, SY Tungsten and SY Splendor, which Syngenta has been progressing for malting, plus two new candidates selected as potential malting varieties, SY Lowry and SY Bronte, and established malting favourites, Laureate and Fairing.
Winter wheat varieties
With the importance of robust Septoria resistance in variety choice, all four Syngenta winter feed wheat varieties with Septoria tritici resistance ratings of 6.1 or above on the AHDB Recommended List will be on the stand. These are newcomer SY Insitor, launched last summer, Gleam, Graham and Shabras.
Fungicide technology debut
On the leading edge of crop protection, the Syngenta stand at Cereals 2021 will be an opportunity to learn about the latest, new generation SDHI fungicide active ingredient, ADEPIDYNTM Technology, which Syngenta is currently developing in the UK.
3D Ninety nozzle launch
Cereals 2021 and Sprays & Sprayers will see the launch of the Syngenta 3D Ninety nozzle. The pioneering nozzle has been specifically designed and engineered to better target spray application, whilst also reducing the risk of drift. The 3D Ninety launch will give time for operators to gear up for this season’s essential pre-emergence herbicide applications. Also at Sprays & Sprayes will be the chance to see the EasyConnect closed transfer system in operation on new sprayers.
Protector digital platform forecasts disease
Syngenta will be using Cereals 2021 to showcase its Protector digital agronomy platform, including an exciting disease forecasting tool that has been in evaluation with growers and agronomists this season. The innovative platform provides better integrated recording, monitoring and mapping of key issues for growers, to enable more effective future decision making. It also incorporates the widely acclaimed Spray Assist App, for a complete practical digital solution in the field.
Furthermore, Cereals will see the publication of three years’ results from the far-reaching Syngenta Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Farming Initiative. Addressing the impacts of different cultivation and establishment techniques through a whole farm rotation on different soil types, it provides an in-depth insight into environmental, agronomic and financial implications. Farmers and scientists involved in the study will give guidance to growers and policy makers on how best to put the results into practice.
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