Syngenta Announces New Sugarbeet Hybrids

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Sugarbeets, Syngenta, Traits

Five new hybrids are being added to Syngenta’s 2017 Hilleshog sugarbeet portfolio. The new varieties offer an excellent sugar content along side improved disease and pest tolerance traits. Syngenta recommends getting these new hybrids off to a great start with critical seed protection like CruiserMaxx Sugarbeets treatment, Vibrance seed treatment fungicide, or Clariva pn seed treatment nematicide for the most successful season.

The following cooperatives will offer the specific hybrids noted:

American Crystal Sugar Cooperative: HIL9707, HIL9708
Michigan Sugar: HIL9732NT, NT9607RR
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative: HIL9739

“Hilleshög offers high-performing sugarbeet hybrids with key disease traits to meet the challenges of each unique growing area,” said Tyler Ring, sugarbeet portfolio head, Syngenta. “Our hybrid portfolio is the result of innovative R&D practices, which include localized disease screening, breeding, hybrid selection and technology evaluation at specially designed facilities throughout the beet growing regions of the U.S. This leads to a more consistent on-farm experience year after year.”