NK Corn and Soybeans Overcome Consistently Wet Weather
Appleton, WI: The fact that Ned Schwalbach had to seek shelter in his garage while meeting with the Harvest Chasers pretty much summed up his growing season. Some parts of Wisconsin saw rainfall in September that broke 20-year records. In Appleton, more than 5 inches of rain accumulated, exceeding the average by more than 2 inches.
“We had rain from June 1 through the end of the season,” he said. “It just hasn’t stopped.”
Seed selection is truly put to the test when dry days are scarce, and this season confirmed Schwalbach’s choice to grow NK® Corn. For example, NK hybrid N35T-3110 brand, a broadly adapted 95-day hybrid with superb stalk strength, ended up yielding as much as 225 bu/A on Schwalbach’s farm.
Meanwhile, with its strong disease tolerance, his NK Soybeans S17-B3 brand were able to dodge some of the tougher diseases caused by this year’s moist conditions, yielding as high as 70 bu/A. While Schwalbach saw neighbors battle white mold, he was pleased to report his fields were not impacted by the fungal disease.