On-Farm Trials Reaffirm Seed Selection Decision at Harvest
Rice, MN: When it comes to growing the best corn and soybeans, seeing is believing for Denny Popp. That’s why each year he conducts his own hybrid and variety comparison trials. The trials pit a range of corn and soybean seed brands against each other to compare factors such as yield, standability and emergence. It’s this approach that led him to try Syngenta seed brands, and it hasn’t let him down.
“I first started growing NK® Soybeans 6 years ago. The varieties drew my attention in my plot results, and then I decided to try Golden Harvest® Corn, too,” Popp said. “The Golden Harvest Corn is awesome and the NK Soybeans are the best in the business. Other brands can’t compare.”
Among the 12 hybrids in his 2016 corn strip, 9 of the top 10 performers were Golden Harvest. Among his 22 tested soybeans, “NK took all of the first 10 spots, and both Asgrow® and Pioneer® varieties were also in the trial.”
Golden Harvest hybrid G95D32 brand was one of Popp’s top performers, with a peak yield of 287 bu/A. On the soybean side, NK Soybeans S14-A6 brand stole the show, yielding 73.8 bu/A. All of Popp’s NK Soybean varieties were protected by CruiserMaxx® Beans with Vibrance® fungicide/insecticide seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products, which offers best-in-class insect protection and delivers systemic root protection against certain seedborne, soilborne and foliar diseases.
Denny Popp’s NK Soybean varieties took home the best of the bean honors in his plot trials this season.
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