While there isn’t a crystal ball that can predict the weather or reveal which pests will be widespread for the 2014 growing season, farmers can enable their soybeans to start strong with the right seed selection. To assist U.S. soybean farmers, Syngenta is releasing 20 new NK® brand soybean varieties for the 2014 season that offer superior performance across various environments.
“A successful season begins with variety selection,” said Doug Tigges, soybean genetics product manager at Syngenta. “NK soybeans are designed to improve the soybean grower’s crop through enhanced agronomic traits and break through the yield barrier. We bring only top-performing seed varieties to the market.”
NK soybeans combine ground-breaking technologies with elite genetics and industry-leading traits that offer early-season insect and disease protection to optimize overall performance and maximize yield potential. Spanning maturity groups
0 through V, the new varieties feature built-in resistance to disease pressures such as Phytophthora root rot and sudden death syndrome, and yield- robbing pests like soybean cyst nematode (SCN).
“Developed from one of the most advanced germplasm pools in the industry, these new NK varieties offer versatility across varying environments, provide superior defensive packages and boost yield potential,” said Tigges. “We are looking forward to a successful 2014 season.”
While it is impossible to foresee future weather and other environmental stressors, farmers can expect NK soybeans to start the season strong so they can grow more soybeans.

For more information, visit NK soybeans.