Growers should prepare for larger soybean seed in 2014

  • Soybean seed size is larger-than-normal this year
  • Growers can calibrate planters to accommodate larger seed
  • Syngenta implements additional seed conditioning testing pre- and post-conditioning
  • Sixteen new NK soybean varieties are available for sale in limited quantities

MINNETONKA, Minn., USA, March 17, 2014 – Dry weather conditions during the growing season followed by late season rains may be the cause of larger-than-normal soybean seed this year, which can affect planter performance and ultimately yields. In response, Syngenta has taken several steps to improve the planting experience with its line of NK® soybeans. Along with running plantability tests on all seed lots after conditioning, the company is conducting additional pre- and ...

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