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2021 field trials show Golden Harvest delivered stronger yield results against competitors while facing extreme weather challenges; expanded portfolio introduced for 2022 planting

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, Dec. 7, 2021 – Golden Harvest unveiled new data today from 2021 field trials, highlighting the brand’s leading traits and genetics when compared directly against competitors. The 2021 growing season brought extreme weather across the Corn Belt, with severe drought in the West and heavy rains in the East. Despite these challenges, Golden Harvest® corn and soybean products outperformed competitors in many Midwestern fields1, a testament to the Golden Harvest commitment to deliver solutions for each farmer’s unique agronomic challenges. As farmers begin 2022 seed plans, they can have confidence in the expanded 2022 Golden Harvest portfolio as well as the proven performance of corn hybrids and soybean varieties from this past season.

Game-changing corn performance

The game-changing Golden Harvest corn hybrids feature superior traits and strong genetics to deliver a broadly adapted corn portfolio that performs in diverse weather conditions. Results from recent trials1 show why farmers can have confidence in the Golden Harvest corn portfolio. For example:
  • Golden Harvest corn G08R52-3220 E-Z Refuge® brand outyielded Pioneer® P0688Q™ by 2.8 bu/A in 44 comparisons.
  • Golden Harvest corn G10D21-5332 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded DEKALB® DKC58-64 by 4.4 bu/A in 21 comparisons.
  • Golden Harvest corn G10L16-5222A E-Z Refuge brand outyielded DEKALB® DKC59-81 by 6.5 bu/A in 118 comparisons.
  • Golden Harvest corn G15J91-3220 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded DEKALB® DKC65-84 by 9.3 bu/A in 19 comparisons.

“As 2021 corn yield trials prove, Golden Harvest offers elite corn genetics and cutting-edge trait packages that outperform the competition when it comes to yield,” said Andy Ackley, Golden Harvest corn product manager. “By listening to farmers and providing strong corn hybrid seed options, we deliver custom seed solutions that farmers can count on when it counts most ― during harvest.”

Strong genetics and broad trait choice deliver maximized soybean yield potential

2021 trials1 showed that not only do Golden Harvest soybean seeds provide the industry’s broadest choice of soybean herbicide tolerance trait platforms, but they also deliver top yield performance. The Golden Harvest soybean portfolio beat key competitors across the Midwest, including:
  • Golden Harvest soybean GH2292E3 brand outyielded Pioneer® P22T18E™ by 4.2 bu/A in 24 comparisons.
  • Golden Harvest soybean GH2922E3 brand outyielded Asgrow® AG28XF1 by 3.1 bu/A in 27 comparisons.
  • Golden Harvest soybean GH2722XF brand outyielded Asgrow® AG27XF2 by 2.4 bu/A in 15 comparisons.
  • Golden Harvest soybean GH4222XF brand outyielded Asgrow® AG44XF1 by 3.0 bu/A in 9 comparisons.

“We’re proud to offer farmers soybean varieties with proven performance in addition to a wide choice of trait platforms,” said Stephanie Porter, Golden Harvest soybean product manager. “More choice means farmers have more ways to manage risk and diversify their operations. And we will offer farmers even more choice in 2022 ― this time with our genetics ― as we launch our Gold Series soybeans with elite genetics from Syngenta Seeds.”

2022 Golden Harvest new corn and soybean seed

To expand upon its broadly adapted and high-performing portfolio, Golden Harvest released 19 new corn hybrids in addition to 39 new soybean varieties for 2022 planting.

Backed by the speed, power and precision of Syngenta Seeds research and development, the 19 new Golden Harvest corn hybrids range in relative maturity from 90 to 117 days. Several new hybrids include Agrisure® trait options to protect genetic yield potential, and the expansion also includes five new Enogen® corn hybrids.

Also available for 2022 planting will be the first-ever Golden Harvest Gold Series, a line of soybeans that feature elite genetics and agronomic traits in high-demand trait platforms, including Enlist E3® soybeans and XtendFlex® soybeans. The 34 new Gold Series varieties range in relative maturity from 0.09 to 5.7. In addition to the 34 Gold Series soybean products, Golden Harvest will also offer five new Enlist E3 soybean varieties.

To find better solutions for your corn and soybean acres, contact a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor at GoldenHarvestSeeds.com.

2021 Syngenta and independent trials showed Golden Harvest corn and soybean seeds outperformed competitors in fields across the Midwest. Photo source: Syngenta

1Yield advantages are composites based on the results of 2021 Syngenta first-party and other independent third-party trials, when available. For more information regarding yield comparisons against an individual product, ask your Syngenta representative.
About Golden Harvest
Golden Harvest Seeds has been working with and listening to farmers with intention since 1973, offering in-depth seeds expertise combined with the local agronomic know-how of an independent Golden Harvest Seed Advisor to help identify custom solutions for every corn and soybean acre. Today, each Golden Harvest hybrid or variety is bred with the individual needs of hardworking farmers in mind. Golden Harvest® corn hybrids feature elite genetics with proven performance and the most complete above- and below-ground insect control solutions with the Agrisure Duracade® and Agrisure Viptera® trait stacks. Golden Harvest soybean varieties include the industry’s broadest trait choice and exclusive genetics that set a new standard for performance and yield potential.

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The content of this release is for information purposes only. This release is not, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or other property interests.

Media Contacts:
Erin Skly
312-371-0801
erin.skly@syngenta.com

Sutton Cavalchire
919-886-4934
scavalchire@gscommunications.com

Web Resources:
Golden Harvest
2022 Golden Harvest Seed Guide
Gold Series soybeans
Newsroom
Thrive

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© 2021 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow label and bag tag instructions; only those labeled as tolerant to glufosinate may be sprayed with glufosinate ammonium-based herbicides.

LibertyLink®, Liberty® and the Water Droplet logo are registered trademarks of BASF. HERCULEX® and the HERCULEX Shield are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. HERCULEX Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences.

Under federal and local laws, only dicamba-containing herbicides registered for use on dicamba-tolerant varieties may be applied. See product labels for details and tank mix partners. Golden Harvest® and NK® soybean varieties are protected under granted or pending U.S. variety patents and other intellectual property rights, regardless of the trait(s) within the seed. The Enlist E3® soybean, LibertyLink®, LibertyLink® GT27®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield® and XtendFlex® soybean traits may be protected under numerous United States patents. It is unlawful to save soybeans containing these traits for planting or transfer to others for use as a planting seed. Only dicamba formulations that employ VaporGrip® Technology are approved for use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® and XtendFlex® soybeans. Only 2,4-D choline formulations with Colex-D® Technology are approved for use with Enlist E3® soybeans. The trademarks or service marks displayed or otherwise used herein are the property of a Syngenta Group Company. ENLIST E3® soybean technology is jointly developed with Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC. The ENLIST trait and ENLIST Weed Control System are technologies owned and developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC. ENLIST® and ENLIST E3® are trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. GT27® is a trademark of MS Technologies and BASF. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, XtendFlex® and YieldGard VT Pro® are registered trademarks used under license from the Bayer Group.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. More information about Agrisure Duracade® is available at http://www.biotradestatus.com/.

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