With many farmers celebrating the end of a successful harvest, it’s time to start planning for the next season. When evaluating trait technology systems for 2021, it’s important to have a clear understanding of seed options so both farmers and retailers have confidence in their selections.
“Given weather variability, it’ll be important to spread your risk across multiple hybrids and varieties next growing season,” said Kent Bennis, Area Business Development Manager for the Brevant seeds brand.
As you evaluate new technology systems available in 2021, start by asking these questions:
1. What is your comfort level with trying new technology? “We had extreme weather events in 2020 that will impact farmers’ decisions as they move into the next season,” said Travis Belt, Portfolio & Technology Leader for the Brevant seeds brand. “One of the challenges in molding solid plans for the future is weighing both multiyear performance and lessons from the current year.”
2. What do you want to improve with next year’s crop? Were crops plagued with insect pressure or increased weed pressure this season? In fields with troublesome insects like rootworm or corn borers, Qrome technology can help reduce that stress, according to Bennis. Many areas in the Midwest have deficient sub-soil moisture heading into the next growing season, so farmers should work with their ag retailer on a plan to address these issues.
“If your fields were dry this summer, consider a Brevant brand Optimum AQUAmax hybrid to handle potential drought-challenged conditions next season,” Bennis said. “These hybrids are built with yield potential in mind, while staying green and holding stalk quality through the season.”
How are you going to manage the system for future growing seasons? Keep your peace of mind by using a system without obstacles. The Enlist weed control system is delivering consistent yield results and is easy to use, according to Aaron Johnson, Area Business Development Manager for the Brevant seeds brand.
“You deserve more from the trait herbicide system you use,” said Shawna Hubbard, Corteva Agriscience Trait Herbicide Product Manager. “Enlist herbicides offer more flexibility: A wider application window and, with Enlist One herbicide, the ability to tank-mix with Liberty herbicide and many other qualified herbicides for extra weed control power. Enlist E3 soybeans stand out as the go-to technology for 2021.”
There are 11 new Brevant brand Enlist E3 soybean varieties available exclusively through retailers in the Midwest and Eastern Corn Belt. To learn more about these products or building a trait technology program for next season, contact your local ag retailer or visit Brevant.com.