Northern Seed LLC, a Montana based company is expanding into the Triticale market, nationwide, with the purchase of Syngenta’s market leading Triticale program, including the Vernon, Texas site. This is another step for Northern Seed to continue growth and expansion serving domestic and international markets. The Northern Seed team will bring increased focus and support for the expanding triticale market with this acquisition.

Triticale plays a critical role in solving the need for forage, especially in areas with cattle and limited water.

Northern Seed will expand upon Syngenta’s leading varietal development program. Dr. David Worrall will lead a strategic triticale research program, nationwide, based in Vernon, Texas. Research trials will focus on increasing the nutrition and yields of forages from New York through California.

This investment complements Northern’s existing portfolio of wheat, barley, grasses, and peas/legumes. This strategy also complements other recent acquisitions including Montana Seed & Grain and WestFeeds, LLC. Barkley Seed, Inc will be a key licensed associate of these forage products, marketing in Arizona and California.

Paul Morano, key accounts lead with Syngenta Cereals said, “We focus on growers and wanted to ensure Triticale would continue to be available. We know Northern Seed is in a good position to continue offering high quality seed and expand the business into new areas and with ongoing R&D.”

About Northern Seed

Northern Seed, LLC is a Montana based company with multiple seed and feed production facilities. Northern’s Research Center based in Bozeman is focused on researching and developing grains and forages in collaborations with other national and international research entities. Visit for more information.

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit and