Seeds Stand Up to Challenging Kansas Season
Hepler, KS: This was hardly a textbook growing season for Wyatt Harris. May was cool and was followed by a dry June. Strong storms then threatened crop standability, and to top it all off, he faced late-season disease pressure including southern rust. 2016 put both his patience and his Golden Harvest® Corn and NK® Soybeans to the test, but fortunately, everything proved to be resilient.
“This was probably the second best corn crop we ever raised,” Harris said. “It emerged wonderfully, and it handled the cooler weather well.”
For Harris, this highlighted the benefit of planting hybrids and varieties best-suited for his acres. As a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor™, it’s something he places a particular focus on. Golden Harvest hybrids G07B39-3111A and G11U58-3220 brands were top performers, yielding up to 185 bu/A on average in some areas. This was approximately 10 bu/A higher than competitor products in the area, he said. On the soybean side, NK Soybeans S46-L2 brand yielded almost twice as much as other soybeans in the area, hitting 65 bu/A.
“I believe they’re the best beans in the market,” Harris said, noting the many 4-bean pods he saw on his varieties this year. “The portfolio just works for us – if it didn’t, I wouldn’t be a dealer.”
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