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NK Soybeans Gears Up for 2022

Syngenta hosts Grow More Experience Sites so that ag retailers and growers can get hands-on experience with Syngenta products.

In 2022, farmers who plant NK will have the added benefit of accessing one of the only portfolios in the industry that pairs Enlist E3® soybeans with long-proven soybean genetics exclusive to Syngenta Seeds.

“As a result, growers and retailers are going to see a step change in stability of performance,” says Travis Kriegshauser, Syngenta soybean strategic marketing manager.

In combination with high-yielding genetics, NK® soybeans with Enlist E3 technology provide tolerance to 2,4-D choline, glufosinate and glyphosate herbicides for critical protection against tough, yield-robbing weeds for big advantages in the field.

In addition, growers will have access to exclusive Enlist E3 soybeans and XtendFlex® varieties through the new Field Forged Series from NK Seeds, launching for the 2022 growing season. The Field Forged Series introduces a step change in innovation for NK soybeans — with varieties that pair the latest, most desired traits in Enlist E3 and XtendFlex with proven, exclusive NK genetics.

Doug Stierwalt, a grower in Champaign County, Illinois, saw the advantages Enlist E3 soybeans bring when he planted them in 2020. “We were really happy with the yields, and the emergence and stands were really good,” he says. “There’s also a good range of maturities available.”

To help growers further maximize profit potential, NK Seeds and Syngenta launched the Cropwise Seed Selector in 2020. This cutting-edge tool empowers NK retailers to make highly accurate, data-driven seed recommendations specific to growers’ fields and farms. Tapping into a depth of information, the Cropwise Seed Selector helps make sure every NK customer is planting the best mix of hybrids and varieties for his or her operation.