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2011 Southern SEED SOLUTIONS


Independent, and proud of it. At a time when large corporations keep swallowing up small, familyowned businesses, we’re proud to be an independent seed company. Because we’re independent, we can focus more on listening to you and responding to your needs, rather than following orders handed down from up North. If you want to be told what to do, talk to the bigger guys. If you want customized solutions for your farm here in the South, we’ll be glad to help. Reclaim the power of choice. More choices, and better ones. Other companies breed for the Corn Belt to find the hybrids that perform best there.

Don’t settle for their leftovers. The challenges facing the South are as varied as our accents. That’s why we focus all of our time and attention on the southern United States. So you get the best genetics and traits that provide the agronomic characteristics you need in your specific location. Talk to a real person. Our Seed Specialists live and work where you do so they understand the unique conditions and needs you face. They’re also close enough to get face-to-face when you need them. You’ll get personalized attention and customized solutions to determine the best fit for your farm. And when you call our home office you get to talk to a friendly person, not an automated message system.

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2011 SEED SOLUTIONS Table of Contents Get a firm handshake, from people who value integrity over stockholder value. Faith shapes our values, because we’ve got a Higher Authority than a bunch of Wall Street investors in New York City. You can get to know us just a little easier, and we’ll work just a little harder, because we care more about your life and your problems. Call us at our home office in Waco, Texas. If there’s anything I can do for you, call me on my cell phone at 254-722-4015. Can you remember the last time you talked to the president of DeKalb or Pioneer? Maybe it’s time you planted Golden Acres.

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Hybrids & Characteristics ................ 3 Insect Resistance Management ...... 13 Characteristics Chart....................... 15 Positioning Chart............................. 19 GRAIN SORGHUM

Hybrids & Characteristics .............. 21 Characteristics Chart....................... 25 FORAGE SORGHUM

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Unlock yield potential with the right trait package If it weren’t for the bugs, disease and that little thing called the weather that varies so much, farming in the South would be easy. New trait technology can minimize those headaches, but the key to harnessing its power is pairing the right traits with the right genetics. Golden Acres incorporates the traits you want only in proven genetic platforms scientifically selected for top performance across the South. We evaluate all the technologies emerging from Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta to pair the best ones with our highest performing southern-selected genetics. That results in a variety of insect and herbicide protection traits, maturity ranges, seed treatments and price points that can maximize your profits. Talk to your local Golden Acres Seed Specialist. Let them help you select the options that best fit your farm. GenuityTM SmartStaxTM - An eight-way stack combines the industry’s best-performing trait package of herbicide tolerance with above and below-ground insect protection. GenuityTM VT Triple PROTM - Controls corn borer, earworm, rootworm, and fall armyworm, plus Roundup® tolerance; has dual modes of action for reduced refuge in the South. Herculex Xtra® + Roundup Ready - Combines Ignite and Roundup® tolerant technology for herbicide flexibility with control of corn borer, corn rootworm, and western bean cutworm. YieldGard VT® Triple - Uses VecTranTM technology to combine advanced insect and weedcontrol traits at a single insertion point for complete stalk and root protection. Agrisure® 3000GT - Provides the ultimate in yield protection and the flexibility to choose management practices that meet individual needs. * YieldGard® Corn Borer + Roundup Ready® - Protects against European and southwestern corn borer throughout the stalk with added Roundup herbicide tolerance. Agrisure® GT/CB/LL - Combines the convenience and performance of glyphosate tolerance, corn borer resistance and tolerance to Ignite® herbicide. * Herculex I - Protects against corn borer and western bean cutworm with LibertyLink® technology for great control of resistant weeds. Roundup Ready® - Engineered to work with Roundup® herbicides; enables broad-spectrum weed control, outstanding crop safety and more flexibility. Agrisure GT - Offers a full tolerance to in-crop applications of glyphosate-based herbicides and freedom to choose your preferred glyphosate brand. * 3

* Golden Acres hybrids with Agrisure traits will be introduced for the 2011 sales season. Watch your mailbox for special launch information.


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Genetic Families Chart

24V61 111 Day Maturity • 24T62 is a new early-maturity Genuity SmartStax hybrid from the 24V61 family with dual modes of action both above and below-ground. • Impressive root strength with good ear-flex, drought stress and high yield for relative maturity. • Responds well under high management environments. • Higher yielding alternative to 2755RRB.

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The chart below can help you keep up with the newest trait version of that one particular hybrid that works best on your farm. It illustrates the genetic relationship between our most popular southern hybrids. For example, new Golden Acres 27V01 has the same genetic background as Golden Acres 27Z07 and 2839RR, but carries the VT Triple PRO trait. We call that shared background a genetic family. You can expect the same agronomic characteristics from all three hybrids; they just carry different insect protection traits. New additions to the Golden Acres line are highlighted in red on the chart, for easy recognition. If you have more questions, feel free to call us at our Waco, Texas office.

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The simplest way to select the best seed…

Making sense of seed selection Every year you sweat the same decision: “Which seed do I choose?” With all the promises of incredible yields the better question might be, “What issues do I face?” No combination of hybrid or trait package works the best everywhere. Turn a skeptical eye to anyone who tells you different. It’s all about finding hybrids that are proven to perform in your area. Start by factoring in your yield target, desired plant population and the corresponding length of maturity you need. You also need the technology that protects your seed investment from the appetite of insects or the threat of disease. If you need help, use our new Custom Seed Selector or contact a Golden Acres Seed Specialist. It’ll add to your peace of mind.

Custom Seed Selector Last year we introduced our Trait Value Calculator, to show the potential return on investment for your seed purchase. This year, we’ve added the Custom Seed Selector. Just put in your unique specifications, such as plant population, soil type, yield target, insect problems and disease issues, and the Custom Seed Selector will present you with the best Golden Acres hybrid options. Try it for yourself at www.GAseed.com. And when you choose “Click to Confirm” a Golden Acres Seed Specialist will contact you to verify it’s the right choice for your farm.

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I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

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David Stelzel East Bernard, TX Tim Krenek, my Golden Acres reseller, advises me on what to plant for my soil type and plant population. He goes the extra mile to keep me up to date with changes in the industry and new varieties. He’s not just selling seed; he’s an advisor with great credibility.

26V21 26Y23 26Z25 26Z24 115 Day Maturity • 26V21 combines the Genuity VT Triple PRO trait and a genetic family adapted across a wide variety of Southern soil types. • Also available in two Herculex versions with LibertyLink technology for use with Ignite for greater control of resistant weeds. • Robust plant with large flex ears for great yield potential. • Exceptional staygreen and plant health for this maturity.

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Do you find yourself telling other farmers how well Golden Acres performs and how it can benefit their farm? If that’s the case you should think about becoming a Golden Acres reseller. You’ll be first in line for all of our newest technology developments and research breakthroughs. You’ll also make lots of satisfied friends in your grower community.

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Golden Acres Numbering System Key: 1st Digit = Crop, 2nd Digit = Maturity, 3rd Digit = Year of Introduction, 4th Digit = Genetic Background, 5th Digit = Trait Example: 26V21 2 = Corn Hybrid, 6 = 115-114 Day Relative Maturity, V = 2010 Introduction, 2 = 2821RLH Genetic Family, 1 = VT Triple PRO Trait

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It only takes 3 damaged kernels to add up to 1 bushel of lost yield on your farm...

Golden Acres Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ corn hybrids We combined the toughest, southern-adapted genetics with the most advanced insect protection available and introduced six Golden Acres Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ corn hybrids. The technology virtually eliminates corn earworm, fall armyworm, corn rootworm, and corn borer from the picture, killing those pests before they can damage your crop. With dual modes of action, it also allows for a refuge reduction from 50 percent to 20 percent in cotton-growing areas, making it’s impact on your profitability unparalleled. The added control of corn earworm and fall armyworm results in improved grain quality and a significant reduction in the risk of aflatoxin contamination. Plant pathologist Dr. Gary Odvody of Texas A & M has performed extensive testing on the trait and concludes, “It’s a good product. By controlling stalk borers, corn earworm, fall armyworm and corn rootworm, I think it’s going to pay off in more years than not. However, it’s not a substitute for good genetics. It’s another component to be added to our arsenal to reduce risk.” Combine that kind of protection with the 5 bushels per acre yield advantage you get from genetics developed specifically for the South by Golden Acres and you’ll get the best performing hybrids you’ve ever planted. Ask your Seed Specialist or visit our website (www.GAseed.com) to use the trait value calculator (see page 5) and learn how Golden Acres Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ hybrids can increase profitability on your farm.

Controls Corn Earworm with a 20% Refuge in the South Provides a broader spectrum of insect control against corn earworm, corn borer and fall armyworm, resulting in higher yield potential and better grain quality potential ■ It is the industry’s first dual mode-of-action, above ground insect protection in corn, stacked with below ground insect protection and Roundup Ready® 2 Technology ■ Gives farmers in the South the opportunity to reduce their refuge acres from 50% to 20%, which can increase profitability on their farms ■ For every 3 kernels lost per ear of corn, 1 bushel per acre is lost ■

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Finding the best options for all different types of Southern soil...

26V31

Growers often tell us that their Golden Acres corn and grain sorghum hybrids hold up better under tough growing conditions than seed products they buy from some of the “national” seed companies. That’s no accident. Most of the time the “southern hybrids” they sell you are actually developed in the fertile soil of Iowa or Illinois.

26Y37 115 Day Maturity • 26V31 is a Genuity VT Triple PRO hybrid in the 26Y37 genetic family. • Produces a big, girthy ear on a white cob. • Good plant health and heat tolerance. • Comparable to 26Z17 maturity with improved yields.

We put our products through a series of rigorous tests, all based right here in the South. We evaluate performance on: 12 different soil types, irrigated and dry-land conditions, low to high plant populations, heavy to light insect pressure, and in some of the most drought prone conditions.

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From intensive in-house yield and performance trials, to independent university tests, our southern hybrids are tough enough for the region where they’re grown. It’s no big surprise that our hybrids even win our competitors’ tests plots.

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2010 Golden Acres GATE Plot Locations (GATE = Golden Acres Technology Evaluation)

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2011 Corn Disease Resistance Chart Southern Corn Leaf Blight

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Ratings:  9 = Exceptional; 8 & 7 = Above Average; 6 & 5 = Average; 4 & 3 = Below Average; 2 & 1 = Poor

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Got a specific disease related challenge on your farm? This chart shows a hybrid’s resistance to common southern disease threats. Select the one that’s best for the conditions you face, or bypass the chart and try our new Seed Selector instead. Disease resistance is one of the many criteria the Seed Selector evaluates, so you get customized solutions with the disease resistance package you need. A gold bag doesn’t just mean conventional seed anymore. Your Golden Acres corn bags will look more golden next spring. All Triple PRO PRO Triplearrive hybrids in a gold and black y VTwill Genuit ClearView window bag (pictured below). Everything else will come in our standard gold bag. Be sure to check the tag color and logo to distinguish our other traited hybrids. TM

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27V01—the Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ hybrid from the genetic family that still can’t be beat

27V01

We’re always looking for the newest and best in southern-adapted genetics. But we also know to hold onto a good thing when we find it. The 27V01 family of genetics has developed a reputation for producing the top-yielding corn hybrids in the southern U.S.

27Z07 2839RR 117 Day Maturity • 27V01, a Genuity VT Triple PRO version of 27Z07, expands insect control to include corn earworm and fall armyworm. • Over three years and 342 trials, the 27V01 genetic family consistently displays a 5 bushel per acre competitive yield advantage. • The number one performer in the Golden Acres lineup.

We’ve tested plenty of contenders, but so far no set of genetics has been able to unseat this champion when it comes to all-around performance. As long as it keeps topping plots, we figure we’ll keep it around.

• Excellent eye appeal; robust plant with wide leaves for early canopy and large, girthy ears. • Dual-purpose hybrids with outstanding performance for both grain and silage.

David Baker Skidmore, TX

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I started planting Golden Acres eight years ago after a severe drought year. My neighbor’s field was the only goodlooking corn I’d seen all summer, and it had a Golden Acres sign in front of it. It’s done well for me ever since…

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OptimumSilage hybrids offer yield, feed value

28V71 118 Day Maturity • Genuity VT Triple PRO technology from a genetic family with strong Southern adaptation. • Tall plant exhibits top-end yield potential and very good test weight. • Workhorse hybrid with good stress tolerance and above average plant health. • Flexible; works well for grain or silage.

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When you see the OptimumSilage icon beside a Golden Acres number, it means that hybrid possesses the unique characteristics necessary to produce a top corn silage crop. Our OptimumSilage hybrids are highlighted below. To make it simple, we’ve sorted them into four performance groups. The hybrids within each group are from the same genetic family, but feature different trait options.

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118 Day Maturity • A Southern-adapted hybrid with Genuity VT Triple PRO technology. • Delivers high yields and high test weight. • Produces semi-flex ear type for best performance at high plant populations (30” rows or narrower). • Strong, stable hybrid performs well under moderate stress conditions.

I first tried Golden Acres three years ago for silage corn, and now it’s the only thing I’ll plant on my farm. I think they have the best silage hybrids on the market today…

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Golden Box makes planting easy If you want to eliminate the hassle of dealing with a large number of seed bags, get a Golden Box full of corn. They hold the equivalent of 50 bags of seed, yet are easily placed by forklift or front-end loader right to your seed tender.

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Insect resistance management

Reduce Refuge Requirements with Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ and Genuity™ SmartStax™ In fields planted with any Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ or Genuity™ SmartStax™ hybrids, the refuge requirement is cut from 80 percent down to 20 percent in cotton growing areas of the South. The dual modes of insect control provided by these Genuity™ traits against targeted above-ground pests reduce the likelihood of insect resistance. This provides enhanced trait durability and allows for reduced refuge acres for corn farmers in cotton-growing areas. Planting Genuity™ SmartStax™ even allows for reduced refuge requirements in corn-growing (or non-cotton growing) areas from 20 percent to an unprecedented 5 percent. For complete IRM requirements, be sure to ask your Golden Acres Seed Specialist, or consult the official IRM Guide. Common Refuge % Non-B.t. Refuge: The refuge area must represent at least 20 percent of the farmer’s corn acres (Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ and/or GenuityTM SmartStaxTM plus refuge acres) Refuge planting: Refuge must be planted with corn hybrids that do not contain B.t. technologies. The refuge can be planted with Roundup Ready Corn 2 or conventional corn. Refuge location: The refuge can be within or adjacent to the Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ and/or GenuityTM SmartStaxTM field. If adjacent, it can be separated by a road, path, ditch, etc., but not by another field. Refuge configuration options: Refuge can be planted as a block, strips with the field or as a perimeter around the field. See refuge configuration options on page 14. Size: If perimeter or strips are used for the refuge, the strips must be at least four consecutive rows wide. Control target: Serves as a refuge for both corn borer and corn rootworm. The common refuge offers convenience by combining the corn borer and corn rootworm refuges into one effective corn refuge. Treatment: The common refuge can be treated with a soil-applied, seed-applied or foliar-applied insecticide to control rootworm larvae and other soil pests. The refuge can also be treated with a non-B.t. foliar-applied insecticide for control of late-season pests (i.e. corn borer), if pest pressure reaches an economic threshold for damage. However, if rootworm adults are present at the time of foliar application, then the Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ and/or GenuityTM SmartStaxTM field must be treated in a similar manner. For information on Separate Refuge Requirements or if you have other questions, ask your Golden Acres Seed Specialist. You can also request a copy of the 2011 IRM Guide, which is also available on our website at www.GAseed.com. 13


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Examples of “within field” configurations

If you are planting a hybrid(s) other than our Genuity™ VT Triple PRO™ or Genuity™ SmartStax™ corn hybrids, you must plant at least a 50 percent refuge. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires that growers plant a refuge as part of an Insect Resistance Management (IRM) plan when they use B.t. hybrids. Insect Resistance Management is critical for preventing insects like corn borers and rootworms from becoming resistant to the biotech trait in the B.t. hybrid. The refuge must contain a similar non-B.t. hybrid as to the rest of the field. Technology suppliers that receive approval from the EPA monitor compliance of refuge requirements by using different forms of auditing, whether by phone or personal visits. During an audit, technology suppliers assess a grower’s adherence to the required refuge size, distance and treatment requirements. In-person audits typically require seed invoices or field examinations.

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Growers who are out of compliance may be penalized. Refuge requirements vary by product and planting location. Use the guide below to help, or ask your Golden Acres Seed Specialist if you have questions. A copy of the complete IRM Guide is also available on our website at www.GAseed.com.

Separated by road, path, ditch, etc., but not by another field.

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Comparison of Key Refuge Requirements in NON-COTTON Growing Areas ---

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Separate, Block, Perimeter, Split Planter Refuge within a 1/2 mile (1/4 mile preferred

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Comparison of Key Refuge Requirements in COTTON Growing Areas ---

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Before opening a bag of seed, be sure to read and understand the stewardship requirements, including applicable refuge requirements for insect resistance management, for the biotechnology traits expressed in the seed as set forth in the technology agreement that you sign. By opening and using a bag of seed, you are reaffirming your obligation to comply with those stewardship requirements.

Cotton growing area includes all counties/parishes in the following states:  AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC , SC; specific counties in the following states - MO (Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott and Stoddard), OK (Beckham, Caddo, Comanche, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kay, Kiowa, Tillman and Washita), TN (Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Franklin, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Lincoln, Madison, Obion, Rutherford, Shelby and Tipton); VA (Dinwiddie, Franklin City, Greensville, Isle of Wight, Northampton, Southampton, Suffolk City, Surrey and Sussex); and all counties in TX EXCEPT Brewster, Carson, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallam, El Paso, Hansford, Hartley, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Jeff Davis, Loving, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Pecos, Presidio, Roberts, Reeves, Sherman, Terrell, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler.

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Featured Golden Acres Hybrid

Recommended Final Population: Optimum corn populations vary with soil type, climate and management practices. Use our recommended population as a relative guide to planting, based on your farming experience and management level.

24T62

Remember to increase planting rates approximately 10% above your desired final population. H = High; MH = Moderately High; M = Moderate; ML = Moderately Low; L = Low Ear Type: FLEX = Flexible hybrid may add kernel rows and extended length (kernels/row) when growing conditions are favorable; SEMI = Semi-flexible ears with moderate flexibility. Rating Scale: 9 = Exceptional; 8 & 7 = Above Average; 6 & 5 = Average; 4 & 3 = Below Average; 2 & 1 = Poor Important: Ratings are based on the average performance of a hybrid grown over a wide range of climate and soil types within its adapted maturity under normal growing conditions. Extreme conditions may adversely affect performance. Consult your local Golden Acres Genetics Seed Specialist for specific product recommendations.

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CHART RATINGS (Pages 15-18):

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May God give you of heaven’s dew and of earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine.

GDUs Physical Maturity

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High Pop. Adapt.

Genesis 27:28

2570

111

M

M

MH-H

FLEX

8

8

9

8

7

7

7

8

8

8

2530

111

M

M

MH-H

FLEX

9

8

8

7

7

8

7

8

8

8

2530

111

M

M

MH-H

FLEX

9

8

8

7

7

8

7

8

8

8

2650

115

M-MT

M

MH-H

FLEX

9

7

7

8

7

7

6

8

8

9

2650

115

M-MT

M

MH-H

FLEX

9

7

7

8

7

7

6

8

8

9

2650

115

M-MT

M

MH-H

FLEX

9

7

7

8

7

7

6

8

8

9

2650

115

M-MT

M

MH-H

FLEX

9

7

7

8

7

7

6

8

8

9

2660

115

M

M

M-MH FLEX

9

7

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

8

2660

115

M

M

M-MH

FLEX

9

7

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

8

2670

115

M-MT ML

M-MH FLEX

9

6

7

7

6

6

6

7

7

8

2670

115

M-MT ML

M-MH FLEX

9

6

7

7

6

6

6

7

7

8

2675

115

M-MH FLEX

8

8

7

8

7

7

7

7

7

8

T

MH

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CORN

B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Acceleron and Design™, Genuity®, Genuity and Design®, Genuity Icons, Roundup®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design™, SmartStax™, SmartStax and Design™, VT Triple PRO™, YieldGard®, and YieldGard VT Triple® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Ignite® and LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® are registered trademarks of Bayer. Herculex® is a trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge® and Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. SmartStax™ multi-event technology developed by Monsanto Company and Dow AgroSciences. ©2010 Monsanto Company. ®TM Herculex and the Herculex Shield Logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, LLC. Herculex insect protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred. ®Poncho, VOTiVO™, Ignite, LibertyLink and the Water Droplet logo are registered trademarks of Bayer. Agrisure® is a registered trademark of a Syngenta Group Company. NipsIt INSIDE is a trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation.

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NEW

27V01

1440

27Z07

1440

2839RR

1440

28V71

1465

28V81

1470

2850RR

1490

28Z47

1460

8412

1470

28Z89

1530

28Y97

1530

2989RRB

1530

28Z95

1530

27V01 28V71 28V81

28Y97

Technology Trait

GDUs to Flower

Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

Featured Golden Acres Hybrid

NEW NEW

Relative Maturity Days: Compare normal maturity days differences between hybrids. Actual days may vary considerably from those shown due to growing degree unit accumulations. Growing Degree Unit (GDU) accumulation may vary within the geographic region as a result of temperature and environmental variations. variations.

Hybrids with same genetic background

CHARACTERISTICS CHART


GDUs Physical Maturity

Relative Maturity Days

Relative Plant Height

Relative Ear Height

Recommended Final Population

Ear Type

Yield for Maturity

Grain Test Weight

Drought Stress

Plant Health

Stalk Strength

Root Strength

Husk Cover

Emergence Vigor

Drydown

High Pop. Adapt.

2670

117

M-MT

M

ML-M

FLEX

9

7

8

8

6

6

7

7

7

7

2670

117

M-MT

M

ML-M

FLEX

9

7

8

8

6

6

7

7

7

7

2670

117

M-MT

M

ML-M

FLEX

9

7

8

8

6

6

7

7

7

7

2800

118

T

M

M-MH

FLEX

9

8

8

8

8

7

9

7

7

7

2830

118

MT

M

MH-H

SEMI

9

9

7

8

8

9

9

7

7

9

2840

118

T

H

MH-H

FLEX

8

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

8

8

2810

118

T

H

ML-M

FLEX

8

9

7

8

6

6

8

7

7

7

2825

118

T

H

ML-M

FLEX

8

8

7

7

7

5

8

7

7

7

2880

119

MT

M

ML-M

FLEX

8

8

6

9

8

8

7

7

6

6

2880

119

MT

MH

ML-M

FLEX

9

8

8

8

7

7

6

7

7

6

2880

119

MT

MH

ML-M

FLEX

9

8

8

8

7

7

6

7

7

6

2880

119

MT

MH

ML-M

FLEX

9

8

8

8

7

7

6

7

7

6

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CORN POSITIONING CHART

Mike Mutchler Port Lavaca, TX Other companies only want to sell you on their most expensive hybrids. Golden Acres gives me what I need—genetics that work for my area and the trait package I’m looking for—at a competitive price…

Marginal Fertility Environ.

Poorly Drained Soils

Light Textured Soils (Sandy)

Full Irrigation (High Pop.)

2755RRB

M

M

M

H

NEW

24T62

M

M

M

H

NEW

24V61

M

M

M

H

NEW

26V21

M

M

H

H

26Y23

M

M

H

H

26Z25

M

M

H

H

26Z24

M

M

H

H

26V31

M

M

H

H

26Y37

M

M

H

H

26Z17

M

M

H

H

2831RRB

M

M

H

H

NEW

8315

M

M

H

H

NEW

27V01

M

M

H

M

27Z07

M

M

H

M

2839RR

M

M

H

M

NEW

28V71

M

M

H

H

NEW

28V81

M

M

M

H

2850RR

H

H

H

M

28Z47

H

M

M

H

8412

M

M

M

H

28Z89

M

M

M

H

28Y97

H

M

H

M

2989RRB

H

M

H

M

28Z95

H

M

H

M

Hybrid

NEW

CORN SEED TREATMENTS: The standard treatment on Golden Acres corn hybrids, Acceleron™ seed treatment products maximize the potential of our southern-selected genetics right from the start with improved stands and plant health plus superior disease and insects protection. NEW Poncho®/VOTiVO™ combines the #1 seedapplied insecticide for corn with the most revolutionary, complete nematode protection on the seed. Limited availability on select hybrids only. Poncho® 250 and Poncho® 1250 will continue to be available on selected Golden Acres brand corn hybrids– providing insect protection on every seed in every bag.

CHART RATINGS: 19

H = Highly Recommended;

M = Moderately Recommended;


He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows. Isaiah 30:23

RECOMMENDED RANGES FOR FINAL POPULATION Limited Irrigation (Mod. Pop.)

Narrow Rows (24� or less)

Corn On Corn

Use for No-Till

Severe Dryland 14-18,000

Regular Low 21-23,000

Moderate 24-27,000

Regular High 28-30,000

Very High 32,000+

H

H

H

H

M

M

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

M

M

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

M

M

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

M

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

H

M

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

M

M

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

M

M

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

H

M

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

H

M

M

H

M

H

M

H

H

H

M

M

H

M

M

M

H

H

H

M

M

H

M

H

M

M

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

H

M

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

H

NR

H

M

M

H

H

H

M

H

M

H

H

M

H

H

H

M

H

NR

M

M

NR

M

H

H

NR

H

NR

H

M

M

H

H

M

M

H

NR

M

M

M

H

H

M

M

H

NR

M

M

M

H

H

M

M

NR = Not Recommended 20


GRAIN SORGHUM HYBRIDS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Cutting-edge technology from a trusted name Golden Acres has been the name to trust in grain sorghum since 1952. Our sorghum line-up has been honed over the years to consistently yield higher than our competitors across the tough and varied growing conditions of the South. In 2011, you’ll continue to get top performance from our southern-bred sorghum hybrids. We’ve reached that 59 year mark because we focus on looking forward. The first new herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum hybrids are expected to be available for testing in the 2012 growing season—and Golden Acres has positioned itself to be one of the first companies to bring this exciting new technology, called Inzen™, to market. For now, sorghum growers are limited to pre-emergence grass herbicides that require rainfall for activation. These treatments can be inconsistent, especially when the rain doesn’t come. The new ALS-tolerant and ACCase-tolerant Inzen traits will provide sorghum growers with post-emergence grass and broadleaf weed control options for more versatile application timing.

3311

Medium-Early

59-62 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• Medium-early yield standard for the industry. • Durable hybrid best adapted to dryland areas.

NEW

• Excellent drought tolerance and standability under high stress conditions.

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3325

Medium-Early

• Bright cream-colored grain with good threshability on semi-open heads. • Slightly earlier companion hybrid to M3838.

61-64 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• Medium-early hybrid with excellent yield history and high test weights.

• Very uniform plant height and excellent head exsertion.

• Produces intense red-colored grain for good grain weathering.

• Higher yielding replacement for Golden Acres 3322.


“For many years, the complaint has been that there really hasn’t been any new technology come into sorghum—and that’s been discouraging to a lot of producers who had some grass control issues and have had to go to other crops with over-the-top technologies to control their grass problems,” said Jeff Dahlberg, research director for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP). “We look forward to this technology helping to restore sorghum as a major part of a crop rotation system on many of those farms.” The Inzen trait line features tolerance to Dupont’s ALS and ACCase herbicides Assure II® and Zest™. Zest is the tank mix application, Assure II the broad post-emergence choice.

NEW

For the last five years, Golden Acres has only tested new or experimental varieties that will eventually carry the Inzen trait, allowing for a smoother transition to this new technology. The first Golden Acres hybrids to carry the trait will be 3552, 3464 and 3696. Stay tuned for more information on new Inzen herbicide-tolerant grain sorghum from Golden Acres.

3464 Medium

65-69 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• Medium maturity hybrid with excellent standability. • High yielding hybrid outperforms even later maturity hybrids.

737 Medium

• Attractive, very uniform plant with hard red seed to resist grain weathering. • Open-headed companion hybrid to Golden Acres 737.

67-70 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• High-yielding defensive hybrid with excellent standability; handles stress extremely well. • Superb versatility allows for planting on a wide range of soil types.

• Blooms fast for less susceptibility to midge damage. • Good emergence and disease tolerance.

* Maturities may vary according to planting date, growing conditions and elevation.

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GRAIN SORGHUM HYBRIDS AND CHARACTERISTICS

PLANT STANDS - SORGHUM Seeds/A. (x 1000)

30

40

Row Width

60

70

80

90

100

110

Seeds Per Foot of Row

40”

2.3

3.1

3.9

4.6

5.4

6.1

6.9

7.7

8.4

38”

2.2

2.9

3.7

4.4

5.1

5.8

6.5

7.3

8.0

36”

2.1

2.8

3.5

4.1

4.8

5.5

6.2

6.9

7.6

32”

1.8

2.4

3.1

3.7

4.3

4.9

5.5

6.1

6.7

30”

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.4

4.0

4.6

5.2

5.7

6.3

28”

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.2

3.7

4.3

4.8

5.4

5.9

22”

1.3

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.9

3.4

3.8

4.2

4.6

20”

1.1

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.7

3.1

3.4

3.8

4.2

Seeds/ Pound

23

50

Pounds of Seed Per Acre

11,000

2.7

3.8

4.6

5.5

6.4

7.3

8.2

9.1

10.0

11,500

2.6

3.6

4.4

5.2

6.1

7.0

7.8

8.7

9.6

12,000

2.5

3.3

4.2

5.0

5.8

6.7

7.5

8.3

9.2

12,500

2.4

3.2

4.0

4.8

5.6

6.4

7.2

8.0

8.8

13,000

2.3

3.1

3.9

4.6

5.4

6.2

6.9

7.7

8.5

13,500

2.2

3.0

3.7

4.4

5.2

5.9

6.7

7.4

8.1

14,000

2.1

2.8

3.6

4.3

5.0

5.7

6.4

7.1

7.9

14,500

2.0

2.7

3.5

4.1

4.8

5.5

6.2

6.9

7.6

15,000

2.0

2.6

3.4

4.0

4.7

5.3

6.0

6.7

7.3

15,500

1.9

2.6

3.3

3.9

4.5

5.2

5.8

6.5

7.1

16,000

1.9

2.5

3.2

3.8

4.4

5.0

5.6

6.3

6.9

16,500

1.8

2.4

3.1

3.6

4.2

4.8

5.5

6.1

6.7

17,000

1.7

2.3

3.0

3.5

4.1

4.7

5.3

5.9

6.5


Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Psalm 112:4

3552 Medium

68-71 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• Delivers consistent yields across dryland and irrigated conditions.

• Uniform hybrid provides excellent plant health and drought tolerance.

• Excellent standability and disease ratings make this a top-selling hybrid.

• Open heads of hard red seed.

3545 Medium

70-73 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• Workhorse hybrid with excellent yields across coastal environments.

• Very open head dries down fast for ease of harvest.

• Delivers excellent late-season drought stress tolerance and very good staygreen.

3694

Medium-Late

72-74 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• High-yielding hybrid with excellent grain quality and plant health.

• Resistant to most races of downy mildew.

• Widely adapted, performs well on all soil types.

3696

Medium-Late

74-76 Days to Mid-Bloom*

• High-yielding hybrid provides one of the best overall disease resistance packages.

• Bronze-colored grain and a harder seed coat with excellent weathering characteristics.

• Widely adapted, particularly to irrigated acres or those with favorable rainfall.

• Slightly later replacement for 3694 with extra yield potential.

• Resistant to Pathotypes 1, 2 and 3 of Downy Mildew.

* Maturities may vary according to planting date, growing conditions and elevation.

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GRAIN SORGHUM CHARACTERISTICS CHART

NEW

Characteristics

John Prukop Premont, TX When my Golden Acres Seed Specialist, Chris Cernosek, says he’ll call back in an hour with the information I need, I can set my watch by it. An hour later he’s calling me back. You don’t get that from the big seed companies…

CHART RATINGS: Important Note: Ratings based on the average performance of a hybrid grown over a wide range of climate and soil types within its adapted maturity under normal growing conditions. Extreme conditions may adversely affect performance. Consult your local Golden Acres Genetics Seed Specialist for specific product recommendations.

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3311

3325

ME

ME

Height (inches)

38-44

36-40

Seed Color

Cream

Red

Approximate Seeds per Pound

13,500

13,500

Drought Tolerance

9

9

Standability

9

8

Head Type

7

7

Head Exsertion

6

7

Smut

6

7

Anthracnose

6

6

MDMV

5

7

Downy Mildew Pathogen 1 & 2

4

6

Downy Mildew Pathogen 3

3

3

Greenbug Resistance

C

C

Maturity

Ratings: 9 = Exceptional; 8 & 7 = Above Average; 6 & 5 = Average; 4 & 3 = Below Average; 2 & 1 = Poor Maturity: E = Early; ME = Medium Early; M = Medium; ML = Medium Late; L = Late Head Type: 1 = Tight; 9 = Very Open Head Exsertion: 1 = None; 6 = Favorable; 9 = Excessive

Greenbug Resistance: C  = Biotype C; E = Biotype E; I = Biotype I; K = Biotype K; S = Susceptible


NEW

M3838

3464

737

3552

3566

3545

3694

3696

ME

M

M

M

M

M

ML

ML

34-38

38-42

36-42

44-46

44-48

40-46

40-48

42-48

Cream

Red

Bronze

Bronze

Red

Light Red

Bronze

Bronze

16,000

12,000

12,500

11,500

15,500

13,500

13,000

12,000

8

8

9

8

8

8

8

8

8

9

8

8

8

8

7

8

6

6

5

7

8

8

6

7

6

6

7

7

7

6

6

7

7

6

6

8

6

6

8

8

7

6

6

7

6

6

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

6

6

7

7

8

8

8

8

3

3

4

4

4

4

8

8

C&E

S

S

C&E

C&E

C&E

C&E

C&E

Grain sorghum Treatment: NipsIt INSIDE, our standard grain sorghum treatment, provides long-lasting protection against major sorghum pests to help growers maximize stand, yield and plant health. Its state-of-the-art formulation means excellent handling, seed safety and performance.

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FORAGE SORGHUM HYBRIDS AND CHARACTERISTICS

FORAGE SORGHUM CHARACTERISTICS Forage

T-E Milk-A-Lot

Ton-A-Milk

T-E Goldmaker S

Medium-Early

Medium

Medium

5-7’

7-10’

6-10’

Standability

8

7

7

Disease Resistance

6

5

6

Juicy

8

7

8

Sugar Content

6

5

8

Grain-to-Stover Ratio

8

9

NA

No

No

Yes

13,000

13,000

15,500

Maturity Height

Male Sterile Seeds per Pound IMPORTANT:

Ratings based on the average performance of a hybrid grown over a wide range of climate and soil types within its adapted maturity under normal growing conditions. Extreme conditions may adversely affect performance. Consult your local Golden Acres Genetics Seed Specialist for specific product recommendations.

Rating Scale: 9 = Exceptional; 8 & 7 = Above Average; 6 & 5 = Average; 4 & 3 = Below Average; 2 & 1 = Poor

SEEDING RATES FOR FORAGE SORGHUM Haying Hybrid

Row

Grazing

Brdcst.*

Row

Brdcst.*

Silage

Cover Crop

Row

Brdcst.*

(pounds per acre)

T-E Milk-A-Lot

6-10

40-50

NR

NR

8-12

NR

Ton-A-Milk

NR

NR

NR

NR

8-12

NR

10-15

60-75

10-15

50-60

NR

50-60

T-E Goldmaker S *Broadcast (Drill)

NR = Not Recommended

WARNING: Prussic acid is harmful to livestock. Sorghum and sorghum sudangrass hybrids will develop prussic acid under certain circumstances. Very young plants, plants recovering from drought, and plants suffering from a killing frost should not be grazed. Do not feed horses green foliage of sorghum sudangrass hybrids, because horses may develop cystitis syndrome if permitted to graze or feed on this food source.

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So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 1 Corinthians 3:7-8

T-E Milk-A-Lot Medium-Early

• Exceptional nutritional value.

• Performs especially well when planted late.

•L  arge, semi-compact heads on leafy stalks that grow five to seven feet tall.

• Top choice for dairymen or other feeders seeking highenergy silage.

• Excellent drought tolerance and standability.

Ton-A-Milk Medium

•D  elivers an exceptional grain-to-stover ratio.

• Gets taller when planted late for maximum flexibility.

• Excellent standability, drought tolerance, and good disease protection make this a must-plant forage.

T-E Goldmaker S Medium

•V  ersatile cane cross that can be used for hay, grazing, or as a cover crop.

• When used for hay, plant at 50-100 pounds per acre and be sure to use a conditioner.

•M  ale sterile allows the sugars to stay in the stalk for higher energy content and exceptional palatability.

• For maximum combination of yield and digestibility, cut at three to four feet of growth.

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Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Psalm 43:3

Support your local church with Golden Giving If you’d like Golden Acres to invest in your community through your local church, sign up for Golden Giving. Golden Acres will donate 1% of each reseller’s total yearly purchases to the local church of their choosing. If you’re not a reseller, talk to yours about giving to your local congregation. Once you sign up we’ll keep making Golden Giving donations to your designated church, year after year- unless you want to change the recipient church or spread your contributions. We invite all Golden Acres resellers and growers to participate in Golden Giving. If you have any questions or just want more information about Golden Giving, please contact your local Golden Acres Seed Specialist or give us a call at 1-800-692-6848. Thanks to reseller sales efforts and grower purchases, fifty-eight churches received Golden Giving contributions last year. It’s an honor for us to help your local ministries across the southern United States accomplish what God has put on their hearts.

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Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. P.O. Box 20787 Waco, TX 76702-0787 Change Service Requested

Seed Solutions for the South If you want a big seed company from Iowa or Illinois to make your seed selection for you, don’t pick Golden Acres. We take a different approach. We match genetics developed in the South with the best trait technology from a variety of providers. So you get your choice of hybrids that fit your climate, your soil type and your management challenges. We’ll never look at you as a “secondary” market like some of our bigger competitors. Your fields are the birthplace of our genetic development. Our Seed Specialists have accumulated years of experience facing the same problems you do. Every one of our employees spends time walking the fields on Southern farms. You’ll get the highest yielding southern genetics, a wealth of trait options and a close connection to real people with Southern solutions. You could take your chances with a Wall Street-driven seed corporation out for the biggest profit they can get. But wouldn’t you rather have a small, independent company that treats you like family?

Waco, Texas


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