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34 www.FarmProgress.com ● December 2010 The Farmer Crops 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 S 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 FACT: 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 root. company-wide. 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- ability. 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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