SY Gold

Maximum Yield

Hard Red Winter
Area of Primary Adaptation


When managed, SY Gold has equaled or out-performed all competitors, including TAM 111 on dryland and Dumas under Irrigation. It offers leaf rust resistance, good straw strength, high test weights and shattering tolerance. In years when stripe rust is a threat, maximize yield with Quilt fungicide at flag leaf. Adapted for both dryland and irrigated production, SY Gold is medium maturity with good milling and baking scores.

Seed Guide(s) and Tech Sheet(s)


Plant Height:Medium
Straw Strength:Excellent
Seeding Rate:Normal
Fall Cover:Good
Winter Survival:Good
Head and Grain
Seed Size:Large
Test Weight:Very Good
Chaff Color:Bronze
9 = Poor
8 = Fair to Poor
7 = Fair
6 = Fair to Good
5 = Good
4 = Very Good to Good
3 = Very Good
2 = Very Good to excellent
1 = Excellent
9 = Latest
1 = Earliest
9 = Tallest
1 = Shortest
Protein Content:
9 = Lowest
1 = Highest

These agronomic assessments are made by Syngenta scientists and reflect each variety's relative performance within these characteristics prior to and during the 2011 crop year. Specific conditions may cause variations within those characteristics. These relative protection values are based on current pest and disease populations. These have been known to shift periodically and may cause changes in specific evaluations. Resistance to many other diseases and pests is sensitive to environmental conditions, plant development stages and the presence and intensity of other diseases which may result in specific evaluation inconsistencies. This chart is updated annually to reflect the most current trends.

PVPA 1994-Unauthorized propagation prohibited. Plant variety protection granted or applied for Syngenta cereals varieties.