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Golden Harvest Reports on 2020 Season

Golden Harvest corn and soybean seed products preformed well in fields across the U.S., despite a season filled with weather and economic challenges. Many Midwest farmers saw strong yield performance from Golden Harvest seed products, while also benefiting from the powerful combination of genetics, agronomy and service. Farmers will have even more options next growing season, as Golden Harvest expands its seed portfolio for 2021.

“Yield performance remains a key factor in making 2021 seed selections,” said Ryan Fuller, Golden Harvest corn product manager, West Commercial Unit. “As 2020 trials proved, Golden Harvest hybrids continue to outperform the competition through excellent drought tolerance, moderate plant structure for residue management and excellent drydown for an early harvest option.”

Andy Ackley, Golden Harvest corn product manager, East Commercial Unit, added, “Golden Harvest hybrids delivered outstanding roots and stalks for season-long standability, combined with a great disease package, helping farmers maximize yield potential and performance by planting higher seed populations.”

Golden Harvest soybeans had a similarly strong season.

“Behind the strength of the latest trait technologies, Golden Harvest soybean varieties excelled at delivering yield performance despite tough conditions,” said Stephanie Porter, Golden Harvest soybean product manager. “Successfully navigating this season further demonstrates that on top of industry-leading trait choice, Golden Harvest offers valuable guidance and in-season agronomic management recommendations to help maximize yield potential.”

2021 Golden Harvest lineup

As farmers consider their options for the next growing season, Golden Harvest has expanded its product portfolio for 2021 with 12 new corn hybrids and 22 new soybean varieties.

Featuring a proprietary germplasm with elite genetics, the new corn hybrids range in relative maturity from 96 to 115 days. The portfolio is packed with products that have strong agronomics, yield potential and standability, as well as the most-ever hybrids available with above- and below-ground insect control through the Agrisure Duracade and Agrisure Viptera traits. Additionally, Enogen corn hybrids for feed or ethanol can help farmers maximize their overall profit potential.

On the soybean side, Golden Harvest offers access to the most in-demand soybean herbicide trait choices with some of the best germplasm and technology available. For 2021, 22 new Golden Harvest soybean varieties range in relative maturity from .05 to 5.1 and join an industry-leading portfolio at the forefront of weed control technology. The Golden Harvest soybean portfolio offers farmers access to Enlist E3 as well as Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and LibertyLink GT27. The varieties contain the industry’s broadest choice of herbicide trait options, and their high-yielding genetics are proven performers.

The Golden Harvest portfolio is available from Golden Harvest Seed Advisors, who combine high-yielding seed options with local agronomic knowledge and deliver a Service 365 year-round commitment to doing whatever it takes to yield results for farmers. With over 1,600 local trials, they can help pick the right products for each operation.