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Hurricane Proves No Match for NK Soybeans

December 1, 2016

Bishopville, SC: Hurricane Matthew reached 160 mph at its peak this fall, but by the time the storm made it to South Carolina, the winds fortunately started to slow. Even so, Dean Elmore’s farm – nearly 100 miles off the coast – saw 50 to 60 mph winds. Elmore’s NK® Soybeans, however, held strong.

“They leaned over a little bit, but that’s to be expected after a storm with winds like that for 12 to 14 hours,” Elmore said. “We were able to get our NK Soybeans back up, and harvested them just fine.”

Elmore planted NK Soybeans S52-Y2 and S74-N3 brands, both of which were protected by Avicta® Complete Beans 500 nematicide/insecticide/fungicide seed treatment. Avicta Complete Beans 500 offers triple pest protection during the critical early growth stages to help maximize yield.

“All of my NK Soybeans came out of the ground really well and together, they yielded well – about 65 bu/A,” Elmore said. “I also grew some competitor soybeans, but NK Soybeans had a yield edge on them.”

Although Elmore doesn’t plan on planting soybean acres next season because of a 5-crop rotation plan that includes wheat, corn, peanuts and sorghum, 10 years of positive experiences with NK Soybeans mean he expects to come back to the brand in 2018 – hopefully without a hurricane to deal with.

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