Golden Harvest: Leading Corn And Soybean Performers Excel Despite Demanding 2020 Season


Golden Harvest corn and soybean seed products once again outperformed competitors in fields across the U.S., despite a season filled with weather and economic challenges. Many Midwest farmers saw strong yield performance from Golden Harvest seed products, while also benefiting from the powerful combination of genetics, agronomy and service. Farmers will have even more options next growing season, as Golden Harvest expands its seed portfolio for 2021.

Golden Harvest offers one of the industry’s most rapidly evolving corn portfolios. Results from recent trials1 show the promise this holds for farmers. For example:

• Golden Harvest corn G10L16-5222A E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Channel 209-53STX by 13 bu/A in 78 comparisons.

• Golden Harvest corn G15J91-3220 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Pioneer P1464AML by 11.9 bu/A in 65 comparisons.

• Golden Harvest corn G00H12-5122 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Channel 199-11STX by 7.9 bu/A in 79 comparisons.

• Golden Harvest corn G10D21-3330 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Pioneer P1138AM by 5.4 bu/A in 51 comparisons.

“Yield performance remains a key factor in making 2021 seed selections,” said Ryan Fuller, Golden Harvest corn product manager, West Commercial Unit. “As 2020 trials proved, Golden Harvest hybrids continue to outperform the competition through excellent drought tolerance, moderate plant structure for residue management and excellent drydown for an early harvest option.”

Andy Ackley, Golden Harvest corn product manager, East Commercial Unit, added, “Golden Harvest hybrids delivered outstanding roots and stalks for season-long standability, combined with a great disease package, helping farmers maximize yield potential and performance by planting higher seed populations.”

Golden Harvest soybeans had a similarly strong season. Offering the industry’s broadest selection of herbicide traits, the Golden Harvest soybean portfolio beat key competitors across the Midwest:

• Golden Harvest soybean GH2788X brand outyielded Asgrow AG31X0 by 7 bu/A in 6 comparisons.

• Golden Harvest soybean GH3195X brand outyielded Pioneer P30T92E by 3.5 bu/A in 24 comparisons.

• Golden Harvest soybean GH3582E3 brand outyielded Pioneer P37A27X by 2.8 bu/A in 19 comparisons.

“Behind the strength of the latest trait technologies, Golden Harvest soybean varieties excelled at delivering yield performance despite tough conditions,” said Stephanie Porter, Golden Harvest soybean product manager. “Successfully navigating this season further demonstrates that on top of industry-leading trait choice, Golden Harvest offers valuable guidance and in-season agronomic management recommendations to help maximize yield potential.”

2021 Golden Harvest lineup
As farmers consider their options for the next growing season, Golden Harvest has expanded its product portfolio for 2021 with 12 new corn hybrids and 22 new soybean varieties.

Featuring a proprietary germplasm with elite genetics, the new corn hybrids range in relative maturity from 96 to 115 days. The portfolio is packed with products that have strong agronomics, yield potential and standability, as well as the most-ever hybrids available with above- and below-ground insect control through the Agrisure Duracade and Agrisure Viptera traits. Additionally, Enogen corn hybrids for feed or ethanol can help farmers maximize their overall profit potential.

On the soybean side, Golden Harvest offers access to the most in-demand soybean herbicide trait choices with some of the best germplasm and technology available. For 2021, 22 new Golden Harvest soybean varieties range in relative maturity from .05 to 5.1 and join an industry-leading portfolio at the forefront of weed control technology.

The Golden Harvest soybean portfolio offers farmers access to Enlist E3 as well as Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and LibertyLink GT27. The varieties contain the industry’s broadest choice of herbicide trait options, and their high-yielding genetics are proven performers.

The Golden Harvest portfolio is available from Golden Harvest Seed Advisors, who combine high-yielding seed options with local agronomic knowledge and deliver a Service 365 year-round commitment to doing whatever it takes to yield results for farmers. With over 1,600 local trials, they can help pick the right products for each operation.