Champion Seed takes pride in bringing the best corn and soybean genetics and trait packages to Nebraska. Our agronomists and seed dealers know which hybrids and varieties grow best within the Cornhusker State. At the end of the day, it’s about putting real numbers down on paper and the Nebraska yield results from 2021 tell our story.
The biggest agronomic issues facing Nebraska corn growers heading into harvest 2022 and seed selection for 2023 are Goss’ Wilt and greensnap (also known as brittle snap). To get the best yield results and overcome these growing challenges, Champion Seed recommends corn hybrids that have stronger Goss’ Wilt and greensnap scores.
For soybean growers, soil variability is one of the larger concerns for seed selection. Champion Seed dealers can help identify our blends that address this issue. Whether you have irrigated or dryland acres has a large impact on seed selection, too. On the dryland, we see Nebraska growers typically run with higher populations with bigger plant types and they’re a little less concerned with disease. On irrigated acres, growers are looking for a good disease package with good standability and more compact plant types. Champion Seed has a full portfolio of soybean varieties that score well against diseases such as sudden death syndrome (SDS), brown stem rot (BSR), soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and frogeye, and pests like stem borer, aphids and soybean gall midge in Nebraska fields.
Nebraska is home to thousands of fields that are irrigated and many that are not. This creates a need for drought-tolerant hybrids on the dryland acres and those with high yield potential on the irrigated acres. Here are a few hybrids that have performed well in each situation:
Champion Seed dealers in Nebraska are some of the BEST in the business when it comes to making smart recommendations to help you maximize your yield potential across all types of fields and growing conditions. They know what will grow best in your fields and can give you personalized recommendations right down to the county level. For specific recommendations — and for Champion Seed Elevate soybean seed treatments that can help combat pests — get contacted by your nearest Champion Seed dealer.