Garst Seed Company is introducing 25 new soybean varieties with high yield potential and key defensive traits for the 2007 planting season.

Included are varieties with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and Phytophthora root rot and tolerance to sudden death syndrome (SDS), iron chlorosis and brown stem rot (BSR).

Garst will offer growers both Garst brand soybeans and NK brand soybeans from its parent company Syngenta.

“Backed by the resources and research of Syngenta, our soybean research program has 800,000 yield plots across the United States so growers can be assured our soybean lineup has been field-tested for nearly every farming condition,” says Mike Schaefer, soybean product manager for Garst. “Our 2007 offerings fill the need for exceptional yields plus the need to manage today's insect and disease challenges.”

Growers will have the choice of selecting seven new Garst varieties and 18 new NK brand varieties.

The Garst brand lineup includes five new varieties with the Roundup Ready1 trait. Of the five, three varieties have resistance to SCN, one has the CystX2 technology and one is a triple stack with the Roundup Ready trait, STS3 trait for resistance to sulfonylurea herbicides and a gene for SCN resistance.

There are also two conventional varieties with one offering resistance to SCN.

The entire NK brand lineup offered by Garst has the Roundup Ready trait. Ten of the varieties also offer resistance to SCN and another one contains the STS trait.

For more information about Garst products, contact a local Garst ProSeller or visit Garst's Web site at www.garstseed.com or www.syngenta.com.