Good News for Wheat Farmers: New hybrid seed will be available in the next few years
Ag tech giant, Syngenta, plans to have commercial-scale hard red spring and winter hybrid seed available for U.S. farmers within the next three years.
Syngenta representatives say the hybrid wheat should increase yields by 10 to 12 percent over current varieties. The hybrid aspect allows breeders to stack native and nonbiotech traits into wheat seed more efficiently than other methods. It is something the U.S. Wheat Associates calls encouraging.
They expect the spring wheat to launch in 2025, then winter wheat the following year.