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Have Plans A, B and C Ready for a High-Performance #Plant22

March 8, 2022

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Anticipation builds as corn and soybean farmers prepare for a new season. One of the best ways to set up crops for success this year is to build a plan with specific yield goals.

“There’s an intense focus on protecting input investments and making the most of every bushel,” said Kurt Curry, Area Business Development Manager for the Brevant® seeds brand. “At the end of the day, every extra bushel that goes in the combine improves your bottom line. It’s critical to execute a plan that protects yield potential from Day 1.”

Production plans should focus on selecting the most effective products, planting dates and rates for each acre, added Brook Mitchell, Retail Product Agronomist for the Brevant seeds brand.

“Having clear yield goals allows farmers and retailers to prioritize decisions that directly impact yield potential and maximize their return on investment (ROI),” Mitchell said.

Start strong in 2022 with these tips:

1. Select high-performance seed.

“The key is year-in and year-out consistency,” Mitchell said. “Choose products with both agronomic and yield stability.”

New Brevant brand corn products firmly establish an upward yield trend, averaging 11.4 more bushels per acre than the competition and tallying a 71.8%-win percentage in 20,250 head-to-head comparisons.1

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Fueled by the next generation of Enlist E3® soybeans from Corteva Agriscience, the 2022 class of Brevant brand soybeans offers new genetics with proven performance and improved agronomics.

2. Mitigate plant stress.

Corn rootworm, weeds, excessive rainfall and drought conditions contribute to plant stress. Being attentive to nitrogen availability and strategically managing diseases with traits and fungicides improves plant health. Above- and below-ground, Brevant® brand Qrome® products offer proven insect control and maximized yield potential.

“Protecting nitrogen with stabilizers and planning to make split fertilizer application is critical to managing costs this year,” Mitchell said. “In southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri, we are consistently getting more frequent spring rains, which can cause nitrogen loss due to saturated and warm soils.”

3. Have a contingency plan — or two.

Weather delays and equipment interruptions are inevitable. Work together with your retailer to adjust plans during the season. Ag retailers are invested in your farm’s success and have an expert team on hand to help manage local challenges.

Find your retailer and get crop insights to help protect input investments in 2022 at

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1Based on 20,250 multi-year on-farm, pre-commercial head-to-head comparisons, third-party trials, and on-farm trials within +/-3 days of RM for Brevant® brand products vs. competitors. Product responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental, disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Multi-year and multi-location data are better predictors of future performance. Do not use these or any other data from a limited number of trials as a significant factor in product selection. Contact your local ag retailer for the latest and complete listing of traits and scores for the products provided subject to the terms and conditions of purchase which are part of the labeling and purchase documents.


At the end of the day, every extra bushel that goes in the combine improves your bottom line.


New Brevant® brand corn products firmly establish an upward yield trend.

Source: Brevantwhich is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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