Soybean Traits

A strong soybean crop starts with top-notch seed varieties and high-performance seed treatments to maximize plant establishment and minimize the effects of pests. NK Soybeans integrate best-in-class genetics and the latest traits to help you break through yield barriers. The diversity of the NK Soybean portfolio helps enable you to choose varieties that are tailored to suit your local growing environment. Many NK Soybean varieties feature built-in tolerance and resistance to big yield-robbers like soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and sudden death syndrome (SDS). High-quality Syngenta seed treatments are available for application on all NK Soybean varieties, adding another level of protection from early-season, yield-robbing insects, diseases and nematodes.

NK Soybeans use a Resistance Rating System to indicate when a variety is resistant to a specific disease or pest. Ratings are based on field observations collected by Syngenta from multiple locations over multiple years, and represent comparisons with company products only. Details on the specific ratings for varieties can be found in the latest seed guide.

Conventional Soybeans

conventional soybean logoSyngenta conventional soybean varieties are well-known and trusted in Canadian and various international markets. These identity-preserved soybeans from Syngenta give growers a competitive advantage and processors confidence in the international market.

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans logo

Syngenta is introducing several new NK Soybean varieties bred with Syngenta genetics and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® technology. The Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® trait provides tolerance to both glyphosate (Group 9) and dicamba (Group 4) herbicides, allowing growers to use multiple modes of action to help manage tough-to-control weeds including glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed, common ragweed, and Canada fleabane.

Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans Roundup Ready 2 Yield logo

Several NK Soybean varieties with the Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® trait are also available. The Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® trait provides tolerance to glyphosate (Group 9) herbicides.

Phytophthora Race Resistance

Several soybean varieties are available with genetic resistance against Phytophthora root rot races including Rps1a, Rps1c, Rps1k, Rps3a, Rps6 and combinations of those races. Developed from one of the most advanced germplasm pools in the soybean industry, NK Soybeans provide superior, built-in disease protection.


Phytophthora Field Tolerance

Having a major gene race resistance is a great advantage, but it is limited to controlling only that specific race. NK Soybeans with Phytophthora field tolerance cover a wider range of races.
Syngenta runs extensive field screening early in the variety development to ensure the soybeans with or without a specific race resistance have good field tolerance for a wider range of races.

Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN)

Soybean Cyst Nematode logoNK Soybeans have proven resistance against Soybean Cyst Nematode. Varieties marked with SCN Solutions exhibit some manner of resistance to a specific race of SCN. Through our Canadian breeding efforts, Syngenta is striving to move SCN resistance into earlier varieties as we see these pests move into shorter-season zones.

White Mould

White mould, also known as Sclerotinia stem rot, is a fungus that favours cool, wet weather. It’s passed on as sclerotia in the soil for the next crop year, making it important to manage early. NK Soybeans are available with superior, built-in disease protection in the form of genetic tolerance to white mould. White mould is a difficult disease to predict as there are so many variables but with unique field screening methods Syngenta has developed varieties with superior white mould tolerance. To help make sure you’re protected, look to the Disease Ratings in the seed guide.

Sudden Death Syndrome

Among the most destructive soybean diseases, sudden death syndrome (SDS) has the potential to significantly reduce yields. Preventive actions are essential because once the disease becomes apparent, control options are ineffective. Syngenta has varieties and seed treatment options to improve disease management, such as soybean varieties with proven tolerance to SDS. If SDS pressures exist, you can look for SDS ratings when selecting your varieties.

Pod & Stem Blight

Pod and stem blight fungi overwinter in soybean tissue residue and in infected seeds. Crop rotation, a timely harvest, quality, pathogen-free seed and fungicides help, as well as using a soybean seed variety with resistance built in. To help make sure you’re protected, look to the Disease Ratings in the seed guide for how NK Soybeans rate on diseases like this.

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Always read and follow label directions. Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides, and dicamba, the active ingredient in XtendiMax™ herbicide with VaporGrip™ Technology. Agricultural herbicides containing glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate, and those containing dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Genuity®, Genuity and Design®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup®, VaporGrip™ and XtendiMax™ are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto Canada, Inc. licensee. ©2017 Monsanto Canada Inc. IP Globe™, NK®, and SCN Solutions™ are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. Other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2017 Syngenta.