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‘Best Beans in the Business’ Hold Off Diseases

October 25, 2016

Avalon, WI: Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has grown to be a real challenge for growers across the U.S. In 2016, more than 50% of major soybean-producing states reported symptoms of the disease. Although the area in which Scott and Dustin McGinnis farm was affected, the performance of their NK® Soybeans remained remarkably steady.

In fact, it has proven to be a solid soybean year for the McGinnises, who relied primarily on NK Soybeans S20-T6 brand, which offers strong resistance to SDS in addition to being an industry leader in Sclerotinia white mold resistance. Despite accounts of both SDS and white mold pressure in the area, the McGinnises’ yield monitor hit as high as 70 bu/A. That’s comparable to the previous year and high for the region, they noted.

“Syngenta just has the best beans in the business,” Dustin McGinnis said.

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In addition to growing NK Soybeans, Dustin and Scott McGinnis (from left) serve as Golden Harvest® Seed Advisors™ in their area.

All photos are the property of Syngenta or used with permission.

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