Source: Golden Harvest news release
Golden Harvest is further expanding its trait technology platform offerings with the addition of LibertyLink GT27 available for 2020 planting. The LibertyLink GT27 soybean technology, which offers glyphosate and Liberty herbicide tolerance, will be offered in 20 of the 66 new Golden Harvest soybean varieties.
Golden Harvest also offers farmers access to Enlist E3 soybeans and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend in the 2020 lineup. The Enlist E3 soybean trait was approved earlier this year for broad 2020 commercial planting, and the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait remains at the forefront of weed control technology.
“Golden Harvest is committed to providing farmers the highest-yielding genetics along with their choice of the industry’s leading trait technologies,” said Travis Kriegshauser, strategic marketing manager, Golden Harvest soybeans. “We realize farmers require products tailored for their unique field challenges, so we equip them with defensive and offensive trait options to maximize stable yield performance.”
The 66 new Golden Harvest varieties range in relative maturity from 0.06 to 5.1 and provide advanced trait technology for maximum soybean yield potential.
• 31 varieties include the new Enlist E3 trait technology with 3 modes of action, offering tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glyphosate and glufosinate.
-4 offer Sulfonyl-Urea Tolerant Soybeans (STS) herbicide tolerance and may increase tolerance to ALS-inhibitors, allowing higher application rates on select herbicides.
• 20 varieties include the new LibertyLink GT27 trait technology.
-2 offer STS herbicide tolerance.
• 15 varieties include Roundup Ready 2 Xtend trait technology.
-4 offer STS herbicide tolerance.
The growing breadth and quality of the Golden Harvest seed portfolio is a direct result of the incremental $400 million investment announced in 2018.
“Since our proprietary soybean breeding program is the longest-running in the U.S. with 50 years of extensive soybean breeding, field testing and disease screening, it’s no surprise our soybeans are the best in the business,” said Kriegshauser. “Golden Harvest not only offers farmers the highest-yielding genetics on the market today, but we are also the industry’s leading provider of herbicide trait choice.”
This unmatched combination of genetics and traits enabled Golden Harvest varieties to again capture the spotlight in 2018 Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) trials. Third-party data, including FIRST trials, validates seed company trials and reveals the top performers across seed brands. Golden Harvest soybeans had 17 first place results, 41 Top 3 finishes and 131 Top 10 varieties in the 2018 FIRST trials.
The Golden Harvest portfolio is available from Golden Harvest Seed Advisors, who combine high-yielding seed options with local agronomic knowledge. To find your local, independent Seed Advisor and gain more information on Golden Harvest soybeans, visit GoldenHarvestSeeds.com.