As planning begins for 2021, Peterson Farms Seed Soybean and Corn Product Manager Dennis Schultze reminds farmers one herbicide trait doesn’t have a yield advantage over another. Genetics get the bushels. “There are several different great traits out there for controlling weeds,” says Schultze. “Within each of those trait packages there are really great genetics. PFS does extensive testing within each one of those herbicide trait genetic packages to discover what works best for our customers.” When selecting seeds, Schultze recommends choosing the highest genetic package. “Then, take into consideration what weeds you’re trying to control. If you’re more in central North Dakota with kochia being a top issue, we have great Xtend varieties. We’ll also be bringing on some XtendFlex varieties. In the heart of the Red River Valley, we have Roundup resistant waterhemp and common ragweed. For those, Enlist really seems to shine.”
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