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These Aren’t the Soybean Yields of 1903

October 12, 2016

Mead, NE: Ben Deerson may be impressed with his NK® Soybeans S30-C1 brand yielding 81 bu/A this year – but not as impressed as his late great-grandfather, the founder of his family’s farm, probably would have been.

“My Great-Grandpa Deerson was born in 1903. He wouldn’t have believed I yielded as high as mid- to upper-90 bu/A this harvest,” he said. “Soybeans were a secondary crop back when he was farming, but today’s growers can control weeds much better, and genetic breeding has greatly advanced, too.”


Grower Ben Deerson has seen solid yields out of his NK Soybeans this fall. He is confident this field of NK Soybeans S34-P7 brand will continue the trend.

Deerson said he has relied on NK Soybeans for the last 10 years because of the strong variety lineup, and said his entire farm is better because of the genetics. In addition to growing his own acres, he is also a Golden Harvest® Seed Advisor™ serving growers in his area.

“Not only are the NK Soybean varieties solid, but they also perform well against competitors,” Deerson said. “I ran a competitive test plot right here in Mead, and NK Soybeans S30-C1 brand outyielded Pioneer P31T11R brand by 19 bu/A and Asgrow 2733 brand by 18 bu/A.”

Great-Grandpa Deerson would be proud.

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