Corn Hybrid Shows Resilience Throughout an Unpredictable Season
Edgerton, MN: Corey Johnson and his NK® Corn have something in common: they both go the extra mile. While Johnson lives with his wife and four young children near Wisconsin, he regularly drives three hours west to farm with his dad, Dennis, near South Dakota.
“I worked in the corporate world for seven years, but then I had the opportunity to come back to the family farm. I like being outside and seeing something you put in the ground grow,” Johnson said. “Farming gives you freedom. The challenges and decisions you make every day – it makes life interesting.”
Part of Johnson’s formula for success is growing NK Corn hybrid N45P brand, an Agrisure Artesian® hybrid. He and his dad saw great results with the hybrid over the past two years, excelling even when the weather hasn’t fully cooperated.
“About 40% of our seed was planted when we had to hold off for two weeks because it was so cold and wet. Still, the seed emerged evenly,” Johnson said. “It was impressive.”
As an Artesian™ hybrid, N45P brand provides an extra form of insurance with its ability to maximize yield when it rains and increase yield when it doesn’t.
“We had a hot spell in July, and the ears were still hanging on tough at harvest,” Johnson said, adding that they also withstood blustery conditions. “We had winds up to 30 mph, but we still had good-standing corn and no green snap. We’re grateful for that.”
Johnson plans to plant NK Corn on 100% of his corn acres again next year and recommends the brand to other growers.
“Give it a try and see. There’s plenty of NK Corn offerings for every farm. No matter your soil type and whether you have continuous corn or corn-on-soybean acres, you can find a corn hybrid that’s right for you,” he said.
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