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Innovation, Half Century of Experience Combine for Successful Harvest

November 17, 2016

Raymond, SD: Paul Waldner may have been farming for more than a half century, but his input decisions are still guided by the same principle: using the best products and using them early. It’s what led him to first try NK® Corn in 1957, and it’s what has kept him planting it every year since.

“The yields are always there, and the service is good, too,” he said.

2016 reaffirmed his commitment to the brand. Despite a severe lack of rain in the latter half of the season, his NK Corn hybrids N49W, N50D and N42Z brands all produced good yields, together averaging 180-190 bu/A. In some spots, NK hybrid N50D brand yielded as high as 250 bu/A, he added.

This year, Weldner tried two of the latest crop protection offerings from Syngenta: Acuron® herbicide, which features three modes of action to control the toughest weeds, and Trivapro® fungicide, which delivers long-lasting disease control and crop enhancement benefits. Yet again, his guiding principle didn’t let him down.

“They worked well for us, and we’ll continue to use them,” he said. “Why would we change a good thing?”

Agronomic image of corn harvest

Paul Waldner has harvested NK Corn on his South Dakota farm for nearly 60 years.

All photos are the property of Syngenta or used with permission.

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