The Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield 5-Bean Challenge continues and growers across the country are finding 5-Bean pods in their soybean fields. To date in 2010, 39 growers in 11 states have found 5-bean pods in their Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybean fields. One grower from Illinois, another from Minnesota and another from Ohio have each found a total of five 5-bean pods in their fields.
Aaron Robinson, Product Development Manager, Soybean Traits and Systems, said growers this year are pleased with what they find in their Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybean fields and are happy with pod fill.
It is not only 5-bean pods that growers are talking about in these fields. They are amazed at the number of 3 and 4-bean pods they find. Aaron Robinson explains that it only takes about 6 more beans per plant to get a 4-bushel an acre yield increase.
Robinson sees great potential and opportunity in the future with this technology available to farmers. In 2011, farmers will have access to 37 new products, giving them more choices to meet the specific needs of their soil and environmental conditions.
Conversation with Aaron Robinson
Jim Peters who farms near Le Mars, Iowa found a 5-bean pod in his field of Asgrow Genuity Round-Up Ready to Yield soybeans.
For Bob Shands, Agronomy salesman for Co-Alliance the technology found in Asgrow Genuity RR2Y soybeans is something farmers in his marketing area are embracing. And Shands says when you see beans like those at the Summers Farm in Boone County Indiana it’s easy to see why. “What you notice immediately is the number of beans in a cluster, and most of the them are 3’s and 4’s,” said Shands.
An interview with Bob Shands
For Justin Summers of Boone County Indiana, one of the first things he noticed when he walked in to a field of Asgrow Genuity RR2Y soybeans was the number of pods, and how good the beans looked. Justin says because of the trust they put in their agronomist, about a third of the soybean acres were planted to Asgrow Genuity RR2Y soybean this year. The younger Summers says he really going to be interested to see what the yield monitor shows once harvest gets underway, he’s hoping it will put a smile on his face.
A converstation with Justin Summers
Eric McClaskey, seed salesman for Co-Alliance at Russellville, Indiana says his customers have been talking about Asgrow Genuity RR2Y soybeans from the time they emerged. He says the early season vigor and heavy podding have also been impressive here in 2010. Eric was with Keith Willett when the Montgomery County Indiana soybean farmer found a 5-Bean Pod, which he describes as “like finding mushrooms.”
For Keith Willett of Ladoga, Indiana, his Asgrow Genuity RR2Y soybeans yielded 1 to 3 bushels better than his other beans last year, and while those additional bushels are nice, Willett says he’s looking for consistency. His Asgrow Genuity 2430s are yielding between 45 and 50 bushels per acre, and for growing season they had, Keith Willet says he’s happy with that.