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Wisconsin Agriculturist

NK Brand Seeds offers simplified seed handling

Agricultural advances like the NK Brand Agrisure CB trait, herbicide-tolerant hybrids and seed treatment provide growers with more yield and better choices. To address this, NK Brand Seeds has implemented two new systems for the 2006 growing season.

With easy-to-read color-coded bag tag labels and simplified seed sizes, NK Brand Seeds provides growers added convenience and information while ordering, planting and managing their seed inventory.

“Many growers plant a combination of hybrids to address a wide range of needs, production challenges and refuge requirements. However, that can make managing crops a challenge,” said John Harker, NK Brand Seeds technical information manager. “Our new bag tag labeling system provides clear, concise details for simplified handling and management. It minimizes the risk of mixing up seed and prevents planting and herbicide spraying errors, resulting in more efficient use of our products.”

NK Brand offers hybrids with the popular Agrisure CB (European corn borer resistant) trait, as well as several options for herbicide flexibility in corn, including Agrisure GT (glyphosate tolerance), LibertyLink technology (Liberty herbicide resistance) and the Clearfield System.

Now, each of these NK Brand hybrid choices are clearly identified with color-coded bag tags for easier handling:

  • Yellow — tolerance to glyphosate-based herbicides.
  • Blue — Liberty herbicide resistance.
  • Orange — tolerance to imidazalinone, Clearfield Production System.
  • Multi-color — hybrids with tolerance to more than one type of herbicide will feature a multi-color tag as appropriate.

Every bag of NK Brand hybrids with Agrisure GT, LibertyLink technology or the Clearfield System is clearly labeled with a large, bold “Herbicide Tolerant” band on the NK Brand bag, plus an imprinted tear strip. In addition, information for treated hybrids is also plainly marked on each bag and tag. Tags for Agrisure CB hybrids also note insect resistance information.

“To make ordering and planting even more convenient, NK Brand has also simplified its seed size system,” Harker added. “The updated system continues to grade flats and rounds with a consistent kernel count in each bag, but eliminates very heavy bag weights, double bags of large seed and extremely small seed. To ensure optimum planting accuracy, planter setting recommendations are provided on every bag.

“We want our customers to have better choices and an efficient way to manage those choices for the way they farm,” Harker said. “Now with easier to identify packaging and uniform seed sizes, they can manage their seed selections better with less worries and risk.”

For more information about NK Brand corn hybrids, contact your local NK Brand dealer or sales representative, visit, or call (800) AGVISOR.

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