Yields Keep Seed Advisor Coming Back for More
New Baden, IL: When Mike Laux first came out of college, he worked for a retailer selling multiple corn seed brands. In his eyes, it didn’t take long for one corn seed brand to outshine the competition: Golden Harvest® Corn.
“I fell in love with the Golden Harvest Corn genetics so much I decided to start selling the seed,” Laux said. “I’m now going on my ninth year as a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor, and the yields keep getting better every year. The genetics are phenomenal.”
Golden Harvest hybrid G10S30-3220 brand is a favorite for Laux, who also grows his own acres. The hybrid features the Agrisure Viptera® trait for earworm, cutworm and armyworm control, which are problematic pests in his area.
“The hybrid is yielding in the 200 to 220 bu/A range,” Laux said. “With the Agrisure Viptera trait, I didn’t have any earworm issues so I didn’t need to worry about molds, either.”
Golden Harvest® hybrid G10S30-3220 brand excels in highly productive management systems, offering superb stalk strength, outstanding yield potential and seedling vigor.
While seed selection is key for Laux, he makes sure to protect his hybrids every step of the way, from planting to harvest. This year, he chose Acuron® herbicide for one-pass weed control.
“This was my first year using Acuron as a single-shot herbicide, so I was nervous about spraying early in April. But wherever I used it, we had extremely good results and no weed issues in our fields,” he said.
Laux also sprayed Trivapro® fungicide at R1 for disease management and stronger stalks.
“Some of my neighbors had issues with corn blowing over, but I am very, very happy with the standability of my hybrids from the Trivapro application,” he said. “The combination of Golden Harvest Corn genetics and Trivapro is a winning one.”
“I am extremely happy with my results,” Laux continued. “Syngenta is a top-notch company, and I have fallen in love with the seed and crop protection products they have to offer.”
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