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Syngenta and Kansas Wheat Partner to Introduce AgriPro Winter Wheat Variety Honoring Bob Dole

  • Public-private partnership brings new wheat variety to the field
  • Offers great yielding potential and strong quality characteristics  
 
Syngenta and the Kansas Wheat Commission are pleased to announce a new wheat variety for the Central Plains named in honor of Bob Dole, former state legislator and U.S. senator from the heartland.
 
Developed by Kansas State University, the hard red winter wheat variety Bob Dole will be available through AgriPro® brand wheat for the 2018 season thanks to a public-private partnership between Syngenta and Kansas wheat farmers through the Kansas Wheat Commission and Kansas Wheat Alliance.
 
“I am honored to be the namesake of this new wheat variety that will be grown in America’s heartland,” said Dole. “Wheat feeds people across the country and throughout the world, so I am particularly humbled that my name is attached to such a fundamental source of global nutrition. I believe in the value of this partnership between Syngenta and the Kansas Wheat Commission – an alliance that will ensure continued access to quality food.”
 
The Bob Dole variety, which will be available for fall planting, will feature a good disease package with leaf and stripe rust tolerance along with fusarium head blight tolerance. Farmers can also expect excellent end-use quality, and a good grain and forage yield in the heart of wheat production in Central Kansas and Oklahoma.
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