Dairyland develops tougher alfalfa by yaoyufang


									34 www.FarmProgress.com ● December 2010                                                                                                              The Farmer

Dairyland develops tougher alfalfa
      AIRYLAND Seed has developed                                            soils,” says Chad Staudinger, forage

D     a new second-generation hybrid
      specifically designed for tough soil
types. HybriForce-2420/Wet Gen-2 is a
                                                                             product manager of Dairyland Seed.
                                                                                HybriForce-2420/Wet offers a 5%
                                                                             yield advantage over the first-generation
branch-rooted alfalfa to be used on heavy    NORTHERN                        HybriForce-420/Wet.
or poorly drained soils.
   “We are excited to offer producers this    EXTRA E                           “HybriForce-2420/Wet expresses a
                                                                             higher degree of the branch-root trait,”
branch-rooted Gen-2 product so they can
have the yield advantage we introduced
with HybriForce-2400 even on their wet
                                                    D                        says Steve Wagner, an alfalfa breeder
                                                                             at Dairyland Seed’s research center in
                                                                             Clinton, Wis. “It enables more of the root

                                                    Across our three
                                                    corn research
                                                    stations, Pannar                                                      BIG ROOT: Dairyland’s
                                                    has 145,500 yield                                                     HybriForce-2420/Wet Gen-2 hybrid
                                                    trial plots planted                                                   alfalfa produces a massive, branched
                                                                                                                          system to stay above the water table and
                                                                                                                          better anchors the plant in the ground
                                                                                                                          when freezing and thawing occurs.”
                                                                                                                              The hybrid also is resistant to six major
                                                                                                                          alfalfa diseases and Aphanomyces root rot
                                                                                                                          (Race 2) and has fine stems for faster dry-
                                                                                                                          down and harvest, and improved palat-
                                                                                                                              For more information, see a Dairyland
                                                                                                                          dealer or visit www.dairylandseed.com.
                                                                                                                              Source: Dairyland Seed

                                                                                                                           Seed Briefs
                                                                                                                           Aal joins Peterson Farms Seed
                                                                                                                           Peterson Farms Seed, Harwood,
                                                                                                                           N.D., has hired Jonathan Aal as the
                                                                                                                           company’s new sales director. Aal
        FACT:                                                                                                              has a degree from the University of
                                                                                                                           Minnesota in ag business and has
        Pannar hybrids achieved 2008                                                                                       spent the past 20 years in ag business
                                                                                                                           and sales management in Minnesota
        prestigious independent third-party                                                                                and the Dakotas.
        test trials and were a runner-up at                                                                                   Source: Peterson Farms Seed
        similar trials in North Dakota.
                                                                                                                           Pioneer expands in Iowa
                                                                                                                           Pioneer Hi-Bred is opening a new
                                                                                                                           corn research center in Orange
                                                                                                                           City, Iowa. The facility will expand
                                                                                                                           development and testing of new com-
                                                                                                                           mercial corn hybrids for farmers in
                                                                                                                           northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska,
                                                                                                                           southeast South Dakota and south-
                                                                                                                           west Minnesota. Pioneer expects to
                                                                                                                           complete construction in the spring.
                                                                                                                           The company expanded research in
                                                                                                                           the region in 2010, with experimental

               BANK ON THESE HYBRIDS.
                                                                                                                           hybrid testing in eastern Nebraska,
                                                                                                                           southeastern South Dakota and
                                                                                                                           western Iowa.
                                                                                                                              Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred

                                                                                                                           Seeds 2000 adds new products
                The Pannar pipeline of corn hybrids are the kind of genetics you can take to the                           Seeds 2000, Breckenridge, Minn., has
                                                                                                                           16 new corn hybrids, five new soy-
                bank. Bolstered by the clout of our powerful breeding program, Pannar hybrids                              bean varieties and nine new sunflower
                produce the ultimate value for farmers: YIELD. With research-driven positioning, we                        hybrids for 2011. The corn hybrids
                                                                                                                           offer Agrisure and Genuity traits. The
                                                                                                                           soybeans contain Roundup Ready,
                                                                                                                           Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield or
                North Dakota, and South Dakota.
                                                                                                                           LibertyLink herbicide traits. The sun-
                                                                                                                           flower hybrids include five confection
                                                                                                                           and four oil sunflowers. The oil sun-
                                                           pannarusa.com | 866-PANNAR1                                     flowers include two Clearfield and two
                                                                                                                           ExpressSun NuSun hybrids. For more
                                                                                                                           information, visit www.seeds2000.net.
                                                                                                                               Source: Seeds 2000

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