In a press release on the findings of the 2018 Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) trials, Syngenta highlighted its leading Golden Harvest soybeans, which produced 41 Top 3 finishes during the testing. Asgrow, part of the Monsanto lineup, had 21 such finishes, while Dupont Pioneer had 19.
“The data and insights we gain from third-party trials such as FIRST are extremely valuable,” said Dennis Storm, Golden Harvest soybean product manager. “Year after year, we see superior performance from the Golden Harvest soybean portfolio, which is a result of our advanced genetics combined with the latest traits and technologies to protect against many of today’s toughest threats. By making strategic choices on their soybean acres, farmers increase their yield potential to effectively improve their profit potential.”
FIRST conducts unbiased comparison research of corn silage and grain hybrids, as well as soybean varieties. Some of the Top 3 varieties include Golden Harvest soybean brands GH1915X, GH2041X, GH2788X, GH3546X and GH3475X.
The Golden Harvest 2019 planting season portfolio includes 37 new corn hybrids — 21 of which are from 16 new genetic families — and 17 new soybean varieties. Last year, Golden Harvest announced it would benefit from an incremental $400 million investment. The breadth and quality of its 2019 seed portfolio showcases that pledge.