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New soybean varieties available

OlenaMykhaylova/Getty Images Soybean field in fall
DAKOTA READY: Additions to the Gold Series of soybean seeds will serve different operations across the region, based on the farm’s needs and specifications.
Golden Harvest is adding new varieties to its lineup of high-yielding soybean seeds, suited for the Northern region and beyond.

Golden Harvest is launching a new Gold Series within its lineup of soybeans, which will serve as a new addition for producers in the Dakotas and other Northern states.

“Many in the Dakotas are familiar with our Xtend products, and this new Gold Series will include the XtendFlex and Enlist trait platforms within our own genetics exclusively from Golden Harvest,” says Stephanie Porter, soybean product manager.

This new lineup of products will offer benefits to producers in several facets. “What separates us from the competition is that our breeding program is the longest running within the U.S. We’ve developed a process where we can develop varieties in half the time of our competitors,” Porter explains. “We’ve developed techniques that allow us to get top-quality products to producers with the supply that they demand.”

Golden Harvest focuses on its products’ yield potential and for producers to select the best trait option for their farm. “We believe that every farm is different, and feel that the farmer should be able to choose their trait platform as well, so we have options for every operation,” Porter says.

Help with drought

The Gold Series soybean varieties carry different tolerances and resistances to solve problems occurring on many different operations. One problem facing many producers this year is drought and a lack of soil moisture. Soybean varieties in this lineup that can help producers see good yields during drought include the GH0452E3, GH0502XF, GH0822XF, GH1032XF and GH1802E3.

“Crops are suffering overall with this drought, and many producers are also worried about supply issues. We will be able to continue evaluation on how well our varieties have performed in this drought, as well as be agile enough to provide supply where needed,” Porter says.

The company also addresses agronomic issues. “One of the things we’re known for is having good agronomics,” Porter says. “We have varieties that combat white mold, phytophthora, IDC [iron deficiency chlorosis] and soybean cyst nematode.”

“The new varieties we’re bringing forward are going to be the highest yielding. We’re seeing an increase of 3 to 4 bushels from our current lineup, depending on maturity,” Porter says. “It’s definitely a step forward in yield, and we work with producers to make sure that it’s right for the particular area it’s grown.”

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