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Top-of-the-Line Performance, Even After Dry Season

November 26, 2016

Pandora, OH: Chuck Niese can get a bit competitive when it comes to his soybeans. He wants to know he’s growing the best crop in town, which is why he conducts regular field trials to see how he stacks up against the competition. And each year, the performance of his NK® Soybeans reassure him.

“They are top of the line,” Niese said. “The Pioneer® varieties aren’t much competition, and though the Asgrow® soybeans are competitive, I don’t think they’ve ever won one of my plots.”

Niese was especially impressed with the performance of his NK Soybeans this year, considering the lack of rain he received. His farm got off to a good start during planting and had a nice 3-inch rain in early June, but it virtually ended there. Until September, he didn’t get even 1/10 of an inch to shake out of his rain gauge. Even now, he said it’s still dry.

“It was just dry, dry, dry this season,” said Niese, who is also a Golden Harvest® Seed Advisor™.

Even so, his NK Soybeans S35-C3, S34-N3 and S56-M8 brands outlasted the drought with their advanced genetics. Together they averaged 60 bu/A – plenty to keep him hopeful about who will win next year’s field trials.

“I like to plant fuller-season varieties because I feel I can get more yield out of them,” explained Niese. “I’m very happy with NK Soybeans. They’re second to none.”

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