SY Ovation

First Commercial Variety Developed in the PNW using Doubled-Haploid Technology

Soft White Winter
Area of Primary Adaptation

SY Ovation was the first commercially variety developed in the Pacific Northwest using doubled-haploid technology. SY Ovation is broadly adapted for most of the region and is being commercially produced in the heart of the Palouse, the Willamette Valley and the irrigated production areas of the Columbia Basin and Snake River Valley in southern Idaho.

  • Excellent yield potential
  • Heavy test weight
  • Early maturity
  • Good stripe rust tolerance to current races
  • Very attractive field appearance
  • Good threshability
  • Very good end-use quality

Seed Guide(s) and Tech Sheet(s)


Plant Height:Medium
Straw Strength:Very Good
Head and Grain
Seed Size:Medium to Large
Test Weight:High to Very High
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.