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Syngenta launches 32 new NK corn hybrids for 2019

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Syngenta plans 32 new NK corn hybrids for the 2019 growing season.

Developed from one of the industry’s largest and most diverse germplasm pools, the hybrids continue a near-decade of genetic gain for NK corn that has outpaced key competitors, according to information provided by the company.

“The 2019 NK corn lineup is easily our best yet, with consistently high yields that will go a long way toward helping farmers maximize their potential return on investment,” said Joe Bollman, NK corn product manager. “Innovative new hybrids like NK0821 Artesian™ aren’t just winners in select geographies – they’re outperforming key competitors on a national level.”

Broadly adapted genetics are critical to the new hybrids’ performance. So is the ability of NK to leverage the vast research and development capabilities of Syngenta.

The goal is to help support farmers by maximizing their return on investment.

NK offers a range of benefits to help farmers get the most value out of their genetics while minimizing risk.

All of the new hybrids are available with Agrisure traits. All NK hybrids have been extensively tested against key competitive products for years. To ensure strong performance continues, NK increased internal trialing by almost a third over the past year, securing more data in niche environments. Plus, by being sold through retail, all NK corn is tested in local plots — one more test before ever being sold to farmers.

“Thorough testing allows us to know our products through and through, enabling us to tell farmers exactly which hybrids will work in which of their fields,” Bollman said. “That way, they can feel confident planting NK without first having to test it on their farms.”

NK retailers in select locations also will offer an expanded Enogen corn lineup, with seven new hybrids for 2019 that feature an in-seed innovation that benefits growers marketing grain to ethanol plants and those producing grain or silage for livestock feed. In the ethanol market, Enogen grain enhances the ethanol production process by improving efficiency, while the same technology helps increase the value of corn as feed for dairy or beef cattle due to improved digestibility.

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