Despite cool, damp start to season, Golden Harvest® corn and soybeans perform in Illinois

  • Harvest results show Golden Harvest hybrid and variety yielding well across the state
  • Agrisure® traits protect genetic potential against many of today’s toughest field threats
  • Golden Harvest Seed Advisors add local knowledge to optimize field placement

MINNETONKA, Minn., USA, Nov. 28, 2017 – Despite weather conditions pushing back the start of the 2017 growing season, harvest reports in Illinois indicate that Golden Harvest® corn and soybeans were resilient and are ending the year strong. Powered by broad genetic diversity and high-performing traits and technologies, Golden Harvest hybrids and varieties offer farmers a range of agronomic options for various field types, soil characteristics and weather conditions.

“When the spring is as wet and cold as this one was, there’s not much you can do to get out in the field. That’s why it’s so important to start the season with a portfolio of hybrids and varieties that help maximize end-of-year yields,” said Todd Thumma, a Golden Harvest agronomist based in Illinois. “With proven genetics protected by powerful traits, Golden Harvest corn and soybeans are built to help crops do just that.”

Golden Harvest corn is proven to yield well in a range of environments, with Agrisure® traits and technologies – including Agrisure Duracade®, Agrisure Viptera® and Agrisure Artesian® – protecting yield potential through proven insect control and water optimization. E-Z Refuge® options provide convenient, integrated single-bag refuge offerings. In Illinois, top 2017 performers include G06Z97-3120 E-Z Refuge brand, which is widely adapted to soils and environments with medium-to-high yield potential. The hybrid outyielded Pioneer® P0589AMXT brand by an average of 10.7 bushels per acre (bu/A) in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa trials.1  

Golden Harvest also offers soybean producers many proven performance-class varieties across a wide range of relative maturities. These varieties protect against many of today’s toughest challenges, including soybean cyst nematodes, sudden death syndrome, brown stem rot and Phytophthora root rot. Top varieties in Illinois this season include:

  • GH2788X brand, a new variety that yields well with strong standability to help farmers glide through harvest. GH2788X brand outyielded Pioneer P28T71X brand by an average of 5.7 bu/A in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa trials.2
  • GH3324X brand, which delivers high yields on highly productive acres. The new variety outyielded Asgrow® GHAG36X6 brand by an average of 2 bu/A in comparisons across northern Illinois and eastern Iowa.3

All Golden Harvest hybrids and varieties are sold exclusively by independent Golden Harvest Seed Advisors, whose local expertise helps identify the best seed-to-field fit to maximize performance. In select geographies, these Seed Advisors also provide access to Enogen® hybrids, featuring an in-seed innovation that benefits farmers marketing grain to ethanol plants. Enogen grain enhances the ethanol production process by improving process efficiency.

For more yields and information on Golden Harvest hybrids and varieties, and to find your local Golden Harvest Seed Advisor, visit For harvest updates, follow #AcetheAcre on Twitter and Instagram, and visit the @GldnHarvest Facebook page.

1Based on 22 head-to-head comparisons in eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, 2017
2 Based on 23 head-to-head comparisons in eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, 2017
3Based on 20 head-to-head comparisons in eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, 2017


About Golden Harvest
Golden Harvest Seeds has been Rooted in Genetics, Agronomy and ServiceSM since 1973, offering in-depth seeds expertise combined with the local agronomic know-how of an independent Seed Advisor to maximize yield on each field. Today, every Golden Harvest hybrid and variety is bred with the individual needs of hardworking farmers in mind. Find more information at Follow us on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

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©2017 Syngenta, 11055 Wayzata Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN 55305. Important: Always read and follow label and bag tag instructions. Golden Harvest® 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 Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® traits may be protected under numerous United States patents. It is unlawful to keep Golden Harvest® soybeans, Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® or Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans for planting or transfer to others for use as a planting seed. Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Genuity®, Genuity and Design and Genuity Icons are trademarks used under license from Monsanto Technology LLC. 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. Agrisure®, Agrisure Artesian®, Agrisure Duracade®, Agrisure Viptera®, Enogen®, E-Z Refuge®, Golden Harvest®, and Rooted in Genetics, Agronomy and ServiceSM are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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