Golden Harvest: Challenging 2019 Growing Conditions Reveal Top Corn And Soybean Seed Performers

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Results from 2019 Syngenta and independent trials showed Golden Harvest® corn and soybeans outperforming competitors in fields across the U.S. Photo source: Syngenta

This year’s weather across the Midwest threw farmers curveballs all growing season. From wet weather and late planting to droughty conditions and a delayed harvest, it’s been a challenging year. Now it’s time to look back on how input decisions, including corn and soybean seed choices, performed under this growing season’s struggles to plan for the 2020 season.

Results from 2019 Syngenta and independent trials showed Golden Harvest corn and soybeans outperforming competitors in fields across the U.S. Photo source: Syngenta

Golden Harvest delivers genetics, agronomy and service to farmers, and this powerful combination once again performed in the field. Results from 2019 trials showed Golden Harvest corn and soybeans outperforming competitors in fields across the U.S.1

Top-performing corn and soybeans

Golden Harvest corn beat key competitors in 2019 trials across the Midwest. For example:

• In the upper Midwest, Golden Harvest corn G02K39-5122 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Pioneer products by 10.4 bu/A in 84 comparisons.
• In Nebraska, Golden Harvest corn G11B63-3010A brand outyielded Pioneer products by 9.9 bu/A in 70 comparisons.
• In central Illinois, Golden Harvest corn G13Z50-3220 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Pioneer products by 3.5 bu/A in 87 comparisons.

“As farmers make their 2020 seed selections, we know 2019 performance is weighted heavily in their decision process,” said Jon Barrett, Golden Harvest corn product manager. “This year’s trials show Golden Harvest hybrids outperformed the competition once again. Our proprietary germplasm, with elite genetics bred and tested locally, is helping farmers to maximize their yield potential.”

Golden Harvest soybeans also outperformed key competitors in 2019 trials across the growing region. For example:

• In the Red River Valley, Golden Harvest soybean GH0543X brand outyielded Pioneer products by 5.1 bu/A in 80 comparisons.
• In eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, Golden Harvest soybean GH2818E3 brand outyielded Asgrow products by 6.0 bu/A in 55 comparisons.
• In the eastern Great Lakes, Golden Harvest soybean GH3546X brand outyielded Asgrow products by 2.5 bu/A in 73 comparisons.

“Beyond looking at 2019 yield data, farmers should consider their weed management plan to maximize soybean profitability in 2020,” said Travis Kriegshauser, strategic marketing manager, Golden Harvest soybeans. “For next planting season, Golden Harvest offers the broadest choice of herbicide trait platforms in the industry to give farmers more options to manage resistant weeds without sacrificing yield or key agronomic traits.”

2020 Golden Harvest lineup
Golden Harvest released 25 new corn hybrids for 2020 planting, ranging in relative maturity from 91 to 114 days. The recent European Commission import approval of the Agrisure Duracade trait (event 5307) bolsters the 2020 lineup. The Golden Harvest portfolio equips farmers with 11 hybrids containing the Agrisure Duracade corn rootworm control trait, along with the Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Artesian traits. In select geographies, Golden Harvest offers five new Enogen corn hybrids for 2020.

Additionally, Golden Harvest recently expanded its trait technology platform choices and now offers LibertyLink GT27, Enlist E3 soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend in the 2020 soybean lineup. The 66 new Golden Harvest varieties for 2020 range in relative maturity from 0.06 to 5.1 and provide advanced trait technology for maximum soybean yield potential.

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