Selecting Hybrids by Soil Type Helped Illinois Yields
Mounds, IL: Ryan Britton knows no two soil types are the same. At nearly 3,000 acres, his farm alone includes droughty, sandy and clay soil types.
Given those conditions, Britton went into 2016 planting an array of Golden Harvest® Corn hybrids tailored for different soils. The approach worked: across his acres, he recorded average yields of 230 bu/A.
Britton has been loyal to Golden Harvest since a competitive trial 12 years ago.
“We compared against Pioneer®, DeKalb®, Southern FS® and Agrigold®,” Britton said. “The Golden Harvest products worked better for our operation.”
This year’s standouts were Golden Harvest G14H66 and G12J11 brands, both of which are Agrisure Artesian® hybrids designed to withstand the test of unpredictable weather and stressed soil. Artesian™ hybrids maximize yield when it rains and increase yield when it doesn’t.
Britton takes great pride in being an American farmer and helping others get the most out of their acres as a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor™. Active in his community, he works to take his desire to turn something small into something grand and pass it on to his children and those in his local 4-H Club and FFA chapter.
“I enjoy taking something from a seed to a beautiful crop,” he said.
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