NK Soybeans Deliver High Yields, Big Win in Arkansas
Always up for a challenge, Fannon promptly took the 50-mile trip out to Cain’s farm. It proved to be a productive visit, with Cain ultimately agreeing to give two NK soybean varieties — S43-V3X and S45-J3X brands — an 80-acre tryout.
"For somebody to actually break 100 bushels, that’s a significant feat. In that contest, most of the time you hear about yields somewhere in the upper 80s to lower 90s.”
S43-V3X brand is a high-yielding variety proven to perform well across all soil types. S45-J3X brand, meanwhile, is a good performer across all row spacings with excellent performance on mixed to sandy soils.
The results they delivered for Cain couldn’t have been better.
“For our area, most guys average 60 bushels and are pleased,” Cain says, but S45-J3X brand did almost double that, hitting 100.2 bushels per acre (bu/A).
S43-V3X brand wasn’t far behind.
“S45-J3X ended up being the one that yielded 100 bushels, but the other one was in the same boat,” Cain says. “Maybe it was just planted in a little bit better spot in the field.”
The yields netted Cain a winning spot in the Arkansas Soybean Association’s Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge.
“For somebody to actually break 100 bushels, that’s a significant feat,” Fannon says. “In that contest, most of the time you hear about yields somewhere in the upper 80s to lower 90s.”
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“It was great,” Cain says. “That was the goal that we set out and were finally able to achieve.”
It was also a significant achievement for NK. According to Fannon’s district manager, Corey Dildine, there’s been a lot of effort to get into that bracket over the past few years and be officially recorded. Seeing it finally happen in 2019 is a true testimonial to the NK commitment.
“If you think about our journey with NK — from where we started to where we’ve evolved — we are absolutely a major player now as it relates to soybeans and giving the grower the opportunity to maximize their overall yield potential,” Dildine says.