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Wisconsin Farmer Chooses NK Soybeans Based on Performance, Price

November 11, 2016

New Richmond, WI: Darren Dittman hasn’t always planted NK® Soybeans, but after watching how they performed for neighboring growers, it wasn’t a difficult decision to switch.

“They were doing good in everyone else’s fields – and they were the best price,” Dittman said.

For the first time in 2016, all of his soybean fields were NK. His change paid off. Their combination of best-in-class genetics and the latest traits have helped him yield well while withstanding pests and diseases like white mold, which threatened crops across his area.

His current favorite is NK Soybeans S12-H2 brand, which features strong soybean cyst nematode (SCN) protection and solid Phytophthora root rot tolerance. SCN is a damaging pest that costs American soybean farmers 1.2 billion dollars annually, so it’s no wonder Dittman is intent on choosing varieties with built-in tolerance.

“My NK Soybeans S12-H2 brand stood well this year, and just flew through the combine,” Dittman said. “I’m planning to plant all NK Soybeans again next year.”

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