Hunt for Innovation Drives Adoption of NK Soybeans
Dahinda, IL: With each new year comes a unique new challenge – a challenge that Grant Strom always gladly accepts.
“I enjoy competing against myself to push me to the best of my ability,” Strom said. “I take farming to heart.”
One way that Strom continues to up his game is by seeking out innovation. It’s what led him to NK® Soybeans four years ago, and it’s what’s kept him growing it ever since. This year, his NK Soybeans S30-V6 brand yielded an average of 73 bu/A, exceeding even his own expectations.
“The increase in soybean technology is incredible,” he said.
Grower and Knox County (IL) Farm Bureau President Grant Strom has become a big proponent of NK Soybeans. After four years growing the brand, he is now convincing others in his area to try it, too.
Strom attributes Clariva® Complete Beans seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products, to his success. In side-by-side trials on his farm, Strom found that soybeans treated with Clariva Complete Beans were less impacted by diseases such as Phytophthora, white mold and seedling blight. He also saw an increase in standability and yields.
“There is no such thing as a perfect-standing bean, but the seed treatment is a form of insurance for us,” Strom added.
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