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SOYBE ANS | CORN | ALFALFA

PRODUCT GUIDE 2018/19


#IGROWSOYBEANS What are growers saying about NorthStar Genetics’ products and services? “The main reason I choose NorthStar for growing soybeans is consistency and productivity in yield. NorthStar varieties have always been the most productive. They are just more adapted to our climate and soil conditions.” “The thing that has really impressed me with NorthStar is the height of the plant and the way the beans are situated on the plant. I mean, they are from top to bottom every time. It’s just amazing!” Tom Thingvold – Rugby, ND

At NorthStar Genetics, we know beans. www.northstargenetics.com

©NorthStar Genetics 2018 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 Design®, Genuity Icons, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready® and Roundup® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. ©2014 Monsanto Company. Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg’d), the Bayer Cross (reg’d), InVigor®, Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design (reg’d) are trademarks of Bayer. Liberty is not registered in all states. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at www.BayerCropScience.us.


Contents SOYBEAN Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans

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Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans

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LibertyLink® Soybeans

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New! LibertyLink® GT27TM

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Soybean Characteristics Chart

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CORN Corn Characteristics Chart

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Corn Traits

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Corn 19

ALFALFA Alfalfa 25 Contacts 26

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Dear Friends, Thank you for your business. We began NorthStar Genetics in 1996, banding together a group of seedsmen to grow, condition and sell soybeans and wheat to their neighbors. We were able to receive a Roundup Ready soybean license from Monsanto in October of 1996, and have been able to effectively find, test, grow and sell those beans to our neighbors, and have had a great amount of success doing so. But, only because of our dealers and customers.

Dan Hogstad CEO, NorthStar Genetics

Our slogan: “We Know Beans” has proven itself over and over, from Iowa to Saskatchewan. Our expertise in securing, testing products and outstanding in-season customer support has given us a great base of dealers and customers. We now use: “Where Seed Succeeds”, incorporating our successful entry into the seed corn business a number of years ago. The loyalty of our dealers and customers has never wavered. For that, we are grateful. The current seed industry can be described as: “transformative”, “convulsive”, “shrinking”, “opportunistic”, “frightening”, and other equally emotional terms.

It also is offering more and more choices to growers… choices never imagined 20 years ago. Stacked traits are becoming common (we were told you’ll see five stacked traits soon). The challenges NorthStar faces are becoming more intense as well. Which stacks do we grow? Which maturity zone needs which trait stack? Do we grow each trait separately? Do the traits match up to needed agronomic features? How do we control inventories? Can we still deliver on our promise of in-season timely deliveries? As we enter into this era, we’re delighted to announce Lyle Marcus has been unanimously chosen by the Board of Directors to become the new NorthStar Genetics CEO, effective October, 2018. Lyle is uniquely qualified to lead us into this new and exciting world. We’re confident we have the right man for the job. As for me, I’ve been totally blessed to have been a part of this journey. Our customers, dealers, shareholders and staff have been a delight to work with. Again, truly, thank you for your business.

Dan

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Corn and Soybean Trials 2018 NEXTSTAR LOCATIONS

= Soybeans Grafton

Minot

Grand Forks Fort Berthold Reservation

Access to World-Class, Global Genetics

LEGEND

Thief River Falls

NORTH DAKOTA

White Earth Reservation

Bismarck

= Corn

= Both

At NorthStar Genetics we give you access to every major genetic and trait supplier in the world, so you get the genetic diversity and trait protection/convenience you need from one company. Providing our customers with technology is one thing, ensuring these technologies provide superior product performance on your farm is another.

Red Lake Reservation

Leech Lake Reservation

Fargo

Proprietary and Independent MINNESOTA Standing Rock Reservation

Aberdeen

Lake Traverse Reservation

Cheyenne River Reservation

Minneapolis

WISCONSIN

SOUTH DAKOTA Rochester Sioux Falls

Janesville

5 Ways to Increase Yield Without Increasing Cost Information collected from our NextStar trials helps us show you how to use our products in the above process.

1. Variety selection 2. Proper planting date 3. Seedbed preparation 4. Planting depth 5. Seed spacing

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Our Proprietary and Independent NextStar Research program allows us to focus on product and research sites independently. This allows us to evaluate technology objectively, unencumbered by a parent or holding company. We strive to bring genetics and trait platforms together in your backyard. The NextStar Research team sources genetics and traits from around the world and offers each the chance to become a NorthStar Genetics product. The NextStar Research system allows us an unbiased platform; to test pre-commercial products and commercial products together, to identify specifically the best area of adaptation, to intensively characterizing the products at all sites, and to ultimately find and properly place your highest performing products.


Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans NS 60053XR2 Brand

NS 60083NXR2 Brand

ƒƒ Very strong performance in testing locations across the North

ƒƒ Superior IDC tolerance shown in testing

ƒƒ You can see the yield as it finishes

ƒƒ Will mature ahead of NS 0081NR2 with similar or better yields

RM - 00.5 ƒƒ Can move south and maintain yield

RM - 00.8

ƒƒ A ‘must plant’ in your tough acres

performance for maturity

NS 60092XR2 Brand

NS 60264NXR2 Brand

ƒƒ Three years worth of data show strong yields in the North ƒƒ Has been extremely competitive to NorthStar NS 0111R2 in replicated RM - 00.9 trial data ƒƒ Very strong defensive package, with yield punch

NS 60442NXR2 Brand ƒƒ Rps3a, IDC and cyst protection in one product

RM - 0.3

ƒƒ Consistent high-yield performance in 3 years of replicated data ƒƒ The 2017 stress conditions didn’t phase this variety

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ƒƒ Will quickly become a dominant variety in the Northern Red River Valley

RM - 0.2

ƒƒ Stress tolerance that helps it excel moving west into ND ƒƒ Has yield to hang with NS 60442NXR2, which is no small task

NS 60513NXR2 Brand ƒƒ Well above yield curve in MN and ND trials ƒƒ Feels like a NS 0480NR2 type variety, but with the Roundup RM - 0.5 Ready 2 Xtend® technology ƒƒ Great looking profile with medium height and nice width


Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans NS 60743NXR2 Brand

NS 60823NXR2 Brand

ƒƒ Very strong IDC performance

ƒƒ High win rate in test sets with products of later maturity

ƒƒ Rock-solid defensive bean to anchor our Mid Group 0 lineup

RM - 0.7 ƒƒ Excellent agronomic package to

RM - 0.8

RM - 1.1

NS 61312NXR2 Brand

RM - 0.9

ƒƒ Excellent phytophthora and IDC tolerance ƒƒ Lateral branches on medium-bush plant type express high yield

NS 61493NXR2 Brand

ƒƒ Excellent east-to -west adaptation with high stress tolerance

ƒƒ Combines Rps3a and Rps1c in one product

ƒƒ Outstanding performance across Central MN and Eastern SD

ƒƒ Fits good window from Fargo south to Hwy 212

ƒƒ Outstanding performance in all Group 1 areas

ƒƒ Double gene PRR protection with full BSR resistance

RM - 1.3

ƒƒ A “plant anywhere” type of product

NS 61663NXR2 Brand

RM - 1.6

ƒƒ Moves north well within zone while maintaining maturity rating

ƒƒ Excellent performance in Southern ND as well as MN & SD Group 1 areas

ƒƒ Place on high management acres for outstanding performance

cover a wide area of adaptation

NS 61153NXR2 Brand

NS 60932NXR2 Brand

RM - 1.4

ƒƒ Stess tolerance to power through SD

NS 61624NXR2 Brand

ƒƒ Very good yields compared to fuller season products in 2016

NEW

NS 61903NXR2 Brand

ƒƒ 2017 proved it’s a lead variety for Western MN and SD

ƒƒ The package we’ve been looking for in Central and Southern MN

ƒƒ Two gene PRR tolerance, SWM tolerance, and resistance to BSR

ƒƒ Overall good agronomic package provides wide-adaptation area

ƒƒ What more do you need? Great IDC, SWM, BSR and PRR!

ƒƒ Stress tolerance to allow great east to west movement

ƒƒ Can move north without changes in maturity

RM - 1.6

ƒƒ Pair up with NS 61493NXR2 and NS 61903NXR2 for an unbeatable trio

RM - 1.9

ƒƒ Great complement to NS 62002NXR2

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Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans Out here, WEEDS DON’T STAND A CHANCE.

NS 62002NXR2 Brand

Because I’ve got MY WEED CONTROL— UNDER CONTROL.

ƒƒ High-yielding early Group 2 variety

RM - 2.0

ƒƒ Don’t plant just for the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® trait, this thing flat out yields

THIS IS MY FIELD.

ƒƒ Medium-tall, bushy plant type, you can see the yield in this one

NS 62294NXR2 Brand

NEW

ƒƒ White mold tolerance and high yields ƒƒ Favors your fertile, black dirt acre

RM - 2.2

ƒƒ Tested as X 62294NXR2 in 2017, showed its strength across southern MN

IT’S THE SYSTEM THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE. XTEND YOUR WEED CONTROL + XTEND YOUR YIELD

NS 62444NXR2 Brand

NEW

ƒƒ A well-rounded, broadly adapted variety for SD, MN and IA

RM - 2.4

ƒƒ Has the standability of NS 2362NR2, but with added bushels ƒƒ Partner with NS 62002NXR2 for a dominant SD package

Get industry-leading weed control with up to 14 days of soil activity on small-seeded broadleaf weeds* and featuring VaporGrip® Technology for a significant reduction in volatility potential.

See your seed or ag chem dealer or visit RoundupReadyXtend.com

+ Low-Volatility Dicamba

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*On certain small-seeded broadleaf weeds. Results may vary, depending on rainfall and soil type. Always use dicamba with traditional residual herbicides in pre-emergence and postemergence applications that have different effective sites of action, along with other Diversified Weed Management Practices including the use of glyphosate. XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology and in crop use may not be approved in all states. 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 Excellence Through Stewardship. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. NOT ALL formulations of dicamba or glyphosate are approved for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. ONLY USE FORMULATIONS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY LABELED FOR SUCH USES AND APPROVED FOR SUCH USE IN THE STATE OF APPLICATION. XTENDIMAX® HERBICIDE WITH VAPORGRIP ® TECHNOLOGY AND IN CROP USES MAY NOT BE APPROVED IN ALL STATES. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Contact your Monsanto dealer or refer to Monsanto’s Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs. Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, VaporGrip® and XtendiMax® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2017 Monsanto Company.


Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans NS 0012R2 Brand

NS 0052R2 Brand

ƒƒ An ultra-early maturity that’s exclusive to NorthStar

ƒƒ Very good IDC tolerance ƒƒ Strong emergence in cold soil conditions

ƒƒ Excellent defensive package

RM - 00.1

NS 0064R2 Brand

NEW

NS 0072R2 Brand

ƒƒ Exciting, unique set of genetics

RM - 00.7

with strong white mold tolerance

NS 0090R2 Brand

RM - 00.9

ƒƒ Very strong IDC tolerance for tough conditions ƒƒ Great early-season vigor results in strong yield performance

NS 0111R2 Brand

ƒƒ Maintains high-yield potential north or south of maturity zone

ƒƒ High yield potential outshines average defensive package

RM - 0.1

ƒƒ High-yield performance across our northern ND & MN early market area

RM - 00.8

ƒƒ Combination of Rps3a and Rps1c tolerance in one product ƒƒ Medium-tall, mediumcanopy product

NS 0318R2 Brand

ƒƒ Yield performance in testing well above trendline for maturity

ƒƒ 3 years of consistent performance have created very high demand for this product

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to west along US Hwy 2 to Canadian border

NS 0081NR2 Brand

ƒƒ Yield dominator across early maturity area

ƒƒ Will branch extensively in wider row situations

RM - 00.5 ƒƒ Consistent performer east

ƒƒ Outstanding stability that minimizes any white mold risk

ƒƒ Broadly adapted to span from the Lake of the Woods to the Bakken

RM - 00.6 ƒƒ Awesome pairing of excellent IDC

ƒƒ Unique pod clustering at top of plant

ƒƒ Above average IDC scores ƒƒ Rps3a gene with very high phytophthora field tolerance

RM - 0.3 ƒƒ Great yield potential in early Group 0 maturity


Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® Soybeans NS 0651NR2 Brand

RM - 0.6

NS 1492NR2 Brand

ƒƒ Game changer in our mid-zero maturity market

ƒƒ Broadly adapted to a variety of soil types

ƒƒ SCN, Rps3a plus excellent IDC tolerance

ƒƒ Continues to be a yield leader in multi-year trials

RM - 1.4

ƒƒ Excellent performer in offensive or defensive situations

NS 1911NR2 Brand ƒƒ Outstanding yield for maturity ƒƒ Very good PRR score with greenhouse testing confirmation

RM - 1.9

ƒƒ High stress tolerance

ƒƒ Performs in a wide variety of soils

NS 2031NR2 Brand

Soybean Seed Piracy Statement: Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybeans and Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans

ƒƒ Strong emergence that leads to strong in-season standability

RM - 2.0

Seed containing a patented trait can only be used to plant a single commercial crop from which seed cannot be saved and replanted. Examples of seed containing a patented trait include but are not limited to Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans, and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. Additional information and limitations on the use of these products are provided in the Monsanto Technology Stewardship Agreement, the Monsanto Technology Use Guide, and the Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® Soybean Technology Use Guide Supplement. U.S. patents for Monsanto technologies can be found at the following webpage: http://www.monsantotechnology.com

ƒƒ Medium-tall plant with excellent SDS and BSR tolerance ƒƒ Rps1c gene for exceptional phytophthora tolerance

NS 2362NR2 Brand

Benefits of Professionally Grown Seed Latest Technology • Highest yielding soybean technology available • Six soybean trait products anticipated to come from Monsanto in the next 2-7 years (pending regulatory approval) • Leading seed treatment options

ƒƒ Medium-tall soybean with outstanding overall stress tolerance

RM - 2.3

ƒƒ Excellent resistance to IDC, SDS, and white mold

Customer Service • Dealer agronomic support before and after the sale • Replant policy support • Convenient packaging and delivery

ƒƒ Strong performance in SD, MN , IA, and WI

Reliable Germination and Quality • Rigorously tested for quality and meets US Federal Seed Act requirements • Free of seed-borne diseases • Properly stored and conditioned

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High-performing Genetics + Excellent Weed Control Real Yield

In the real world, missed weeds compromise real yield. The LibertyLink® system is a simply better solution that ensures you don’t lose yield from missed weeds. Choose LibertyLink and Liberty® to maximize real yields with high-performing genetics and superior weed control. Discover a simply better solution at RealYield.Bayer.com. © 2017 Bayer CropScience LP, 2 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer, the Bayer Cross, Liberty, LibertyLink, and the Water Droplet Design are registered trademarks of Bayer. Liberty is not available for use in all states. For additional product information, call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at www.CropScience.Bayer.us. CR0217MULTI1C130V00R0

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New for 2019 NS 80854LG+ Brand

RM - 0.8

NS 81764NLG+ Brand

NEW

ƒƒ Move over NS 1742NLL, the next generation is here

NEW

ƒƒ The full package. Almost seems too good to be true!

ƒƒ Shows its muscle in high pH soils

ƒƒ Extremely healthy plant type with extensive lateral branching

ƒƒ Shines in zone and moving south into MN

RM - 1.4

ƒƒ Makes its home across Minnesota and the Dakotas

NEW

ƒƒ Beautiful plant type with yield to back it up

ƒƒ Overwhelmingly strong disease package with a yield punch

RM - 1.7

NS 81434NLG+ Brand

ƒƒ Strong defense that excels in highyield environments

NS 82024NLG+ Brand

ƒƒ Shows no weakness

NEW

RM - 2.0

ƒƒ Great white mold option because of great standability & sclerotinia tolerance ƒƒ Keep in zone, strength is in I-90 corridor

NorthStar Genetics stands behind its’ commitment to bring outstanding, high yield products to help you create success on your farm. We are excited about the opportunity to offer our customers a new lineup of soybeans with an herbicide-tolerant trait stack. Our NEW LG+ soybean lineup is tolerant to applications of both Glufosinate and Glyphosate hebicides. On top of that, you will find they have outstanding yield potential, which is the most important trait a soybean can carry for your profitability.

LibertyLink® GT27TM is not tolerant to all HPPD herbicides. HPPD herbicides currently on the market are prohibited for use with LibertyLink® GT27TM soybeans and may result in significant crop injury. Always read and follow label directions. Liberty and LibertyLink are registered trademarks of Bayer. GT27TM is a trademark of MS Technologies and Bayer. MS Technologies is a trademark of MS Technologies, LLC. ©2018 Bayer / MS Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved. APN 18-INT-0014

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LibertyLink® Soybeans NS 0095LL Brand

NS 0361LL Brand

ƒƒ Ultra-early LibertyLink® offering

ƒƒ Quick emerging

ƒƒ High yield with terrific defensive package

ƒƒ Consistent high-yield performances year-in and year-out

RM - 00.9 ƒƒ Excellent emergence

RM - 0.3 ƒƒ Defensive package to work well both in and out of the Valley

and standability

NS 0571NLL Brand

NS 0773NLL Brand

ƒƒ Excellent multi-year trial results

ƒƒ Combination of very solid defensive traits with high yield potential

ƒƒ Strong performance over wide area where maturity fits

RM - 0.5 ƒƒ Yield punch to hang with 0.8

RM - 0.7

RM varieties

NS 1742NLL Brand

RM - 1.7

ƒƒ Showy medium-bush plant type, you can see the yield potential

ƒƒ Excellent early vigor ƒƒ Medium-tall bushy plant type that has plenty of eye appeal

ƒƒ Maintains performance moving north and south of maturity zone

RM - 1.2 ƒƒ Very strong yield performance

ƒƒ A must have complement to NS 0571NLL

NS 2013NLL Brand

ƒƒ Growers can’t get enough of this performance ƒƒ Strong defensive package with great IDC score

NS 1291NLL Brand

throughout our footprint

NS 2403NLL Brand

ƒƒ Pairing the yield of NS 2041NLL and the defense of NS 2030NLL into one variety ƒƒ Attractive plant appearance RM - 2.0 all season

LibertyLink® Soybeans The LibertyLink® trait with Liberty® herbicide provides excellent weed control and preserves the yield potential of high-performing varieties. Soybeans with the LibertyLink trait allow growers to spray Liberty in-crop for nonselective postemergence control of even the toughest weeds, including Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed, waterhemp and marestail. Liberty works fast, controlling weeds within days versus weeks, before they jeopardize yield potential. Liberty is a group 10 herbicide mode of action.* *Herbicide mode of action groups designated by the Weed Science Society of America.

ƒƒ Outstanding performance moving north and south within maturity zone LibertyLink® Patent Statement Soybean seeds containing LibertyLink® are protected under multiple U.S. patents and may be planted only to produce one (1) commercial crop, and only after signing a Bayer Grower Technology Agreement. It is illegal to save or catch soybean seeds containing the LibertyLink trait for use as planting seed or for transfer to others for use as planting seed.

ƒƒ Performance sits right with 2.6 RM maturity products ƒƒ Maintains its extremely high performance across variety of RM - 2.4 soil types ƒƒ Strong agronomic characteristics

Trademark Statement Bayer CropScience LP, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Always read and follow label instructions. Bayer (reg’d), the Bayer Cross (reg’d), InVigor®, Liberty®, LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design (reg’d) are trademarks of Bayer. Liberty is not registered in all states. For additional product information call toll-free 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937) or visit our website at www. BayerCropScience.us.

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LibertyLink® GT27TM

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®

Soybean Characteristics Chart Brand

Maturity

Emergence

Height

Type

Standability

Brown Stem Rot Rating

White Mold

Cyst Nematode

Iron Chlorosis

Phytophthora

Brand

NS 60053XR2

00.5

9

Med-Tall

Thin-Bush

8

7

7

S

8.5

Rps1c

NS 60053XR2

NS 60083NXR2

00.8

9

Med-Tall

Thin-Bush

7.8

9

7

R3,MR14

9

Rps1k/8

NS 60083NXR2

NS 60092XR2

00.9

8.5

Med-Tall

Thin-Bush

8

9

7

S

8

Rps1k/8

NS 60092XR2

NS 60264NXR2

0.2

9

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

8

7

8

R3, MR14

9

Rps1c/8

NS 60264NXR2

NS 60442NXR2

0.3

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

7.5

7

R3, MR14

8

Rps3a/9

NS 60442NXR2

NS 60513NXR2

0.5

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

8

7

MR3, MS14

8

Rps3a/9

NS 60513NXR2

NS 60743NXR2

0.7

9

Med

Med-Bush

8.5

9

8

R3, MR14

9

Rps1c/8.5

NS 60743NXR2

NS 60823NXR2

0.8

9

Med

Med-Bush

7.8

7

7

R3, MR14

7.5

Rps3a/8.5

NS 60823NXR2

NS 60932NXR2

0.9

9

Med

Med-Bush

8.5

7

7

R3, MR14

7

Rps3a/9

NS 60932NXR2

NS 61153NXR2

1.1

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

9

7

R3, MR14

9

Rps3a/9

NS 61153NXR2

NS 61312NXR2

1.3

8.5

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

8

7

7

MR3, MS14

8

Rps3a+1c/9

NS 61312NXR2

NS 61493NXR2

1.4

9

Med

Med-Bush

8

9

7

R3, MR14

7.5

Rps1k + 3a/8

NS 61493NXR2

NS 61663NXR2

1.6

9

Med

Med-Bush

7.5

8

7

R3, MR14

7

Rps1c/8.5

NS 61633NXR2

NS 61624NXR2

1.6

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

10

9

R3, MR14

8.5

Rps1c/8

NS 61624NXR2

NEW

NEW

NS 61903NXR2

1.9

9

Med-Tall

Thin-Bush

9

9

8

MR3, MR14

7.5

Rps1a + 3a/8

NS 61903NXR2

NS 62002NXR2

2.0

9

Med-Tall

Bush

7.5

9

7

R3, MR14

8

Rps1c/8

NS 62002NXR2

NS 62294NXR2

2.2

8

Med

Med-Bush

9

N/R

9

R3, MR14

7

Rps1c/8

NS 62294NXR2

NEW

NS 62444NXR2

2.4

9

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

7.5

10

7

R3, MR14

8

NG/8

NS 62444NXR2

NEW

NS 80854LG+

0.8

9

Med

Med-Bush

8.5

NR

NR

S

8

Rps1c/8

NS 80854LG+

NEW

NS 81434NLG+

1.4

9

Med

Med-Bush

8

9

8.5

R

9

NG/8

NS 81434NLG+

NEW

NS 81764NLG+

1.7

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

9

8

R

8.5

Rps1c/8.5

NS 81764NLG+

NEW

NS 82024NLG+

2.0

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

NR

8.5

R

8

NG/8

NS 82024NLG+

NEW

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Soybean Characteristics Chart

LibertyLink®

Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield®

Brand

Maturity

Emergence

Height

Type

Standability

Brown Stem Rot Rating

White Mold

Cyst Nematode

Iron Chlorosis

Phytophthora

Brand

NS 0012R2

00.1

8

Med

Thin-Bush

8

N/R

8

S

6

Rps6/8

NS 0012R2

NS 0052R2

00.5

9

Med

Med-Bush

8

7.5

8

S

8.5

Rps1c/8

NS 0052R2

NS 0064R2

00.6

8

Med

Med-Bush

8

N/R

8

S

9

Rps1a/7

NS 0064R2

NS 0072R2

00.7

8

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

7.5

8.5

8

S

9

Rps1c/8

NS 0072R2

NS 0081NR2

00.8

9

Med-Tall

Thin-Bush

8

7

7

R3, MR14

8

Rps3a + 1c/9

NS 0081NR2

NS 0090R2

00.9

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

7

7

S

9

Rps1k/8

NS 0090R2

NS 0111R2

0.1

8

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

8

8

7

S

8.5

Rps1c/7.5

NS 0111R2

NS 0318R2

0.3

9

Med

Med-Bush

8

7

7

S

8

Rps3a/9

NS 0318R2

NS 0651NR2

0.6

8.5

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

8

9.5

7

R3, MR14

9

Rps3a/8

NS 0651NR2

NS 1492NR2

1.4

8

Med

Med-Bush

8.5

7.5

7.5

R3, MR14

8

Rps1c/8

NS 1492NR2

NS 1911NR2

1.9

9

Med

Med-Bush

9

8

7

R3, MR14

6

Rps1c/8

NS 1911NR2

NS 2031NR2

2.0

8

Med-Tall

Med

8

9

7

R3, MR14

7.5

Rps1c/9

NS 2031 NR2

NS 2362NR2

2.3

8

Med-Tall

Med

7.5

10

8

R3,MR14

8

Rps1k/7

NS 2362NR2

NS 0095LL

00.9

9

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

8

7

8

S

8

Rps1k/8

NS 0095LL

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

7

8

7.5

S

8

Rps1k/8

NS 0361LL

NS 0361LL

0.3

9

NS 0571NLL

0.5

10

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

8

8

8

MR

8

NG/8

NS 0571NLL

NS 0773NLL

0.7

9

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

9

8

8

MR

8.5

Rps1k/8

NS 0773NLL

NS 1291NLL

1.2

10

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

9

7

8

MR

8

Rps1c/9

NS 1291NLL

9

Med

Med-Bush

8

8.5

8.5

HR

8.5

NG/8

NS 1742NLL

NS 1742NLL

1.7

NS 2013NLL

2.0

9

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

9

7

8.5

HR

8

Rps1c/8

NS 2013NLL

NS 2403NLL

2.4

9

Med-Tall

Med-Bush

9

9

8.5

HR

8.5

Rps1k/8

NS 2403NLL

NEW

Rating Key: 10 = Excellent, 1 = Poor. Height Med = Medium, Med-Tall = Medium to Tall, Tall = Tall. Standability: 10 = Standing Perfectly, 1 = Completely Flat. Brown Stem Rot: 10 = Resistant, 1 = Susceptible. White Mold: 10 = Unaffected, 1 = Decimated. Cyst Nematode: S = Susceptible, R = Resistant, MR = Moderate Resistance. Iron Chlorosis: 10 = Unaffected, 1 = Decimated. Phytophthora Field Tolerance: (gene/resistance)10 = Best, NG = No Specific Gene.

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Corn Characteristics Chart GEN RM Fam

Corn on Corn

Goss’s Wilt

8

8

7

7

8

9

8

8 8

7

8

7

6

Semi-Flex

8

GDU GDU Flwr Blk

Plant Pop

High Pop

Early Vigor

Ear Flex

Plant Ht

78

1085

2020

29-34,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

8

7

8

8

78

1090

2020

26-32,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

8

7

9

9

aj

79

1070

2080

30-34,000

9

7

Semi-Fixed

8

8

8

q

81

1120

2090

29-34,000

8

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

7

1148

1934

30-36,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

1300

2260

28-34,000

8

8

Fixed

8

7

1120

2100

29-34,000

8

8

Semi-Fixed

6

84

1340

2275

28-34,000

8

8

Fixed

85

1130

2140

30-35,000

8

8

Brand

Trait

NS 78-166

VT2PRIB

i

NS 78-510

RR2

d

NS 79-519

VT2PRIB

NS 81-188

VT2PRIB

NS 81-200

Conventional

e

81

NS 82-182

GT

b

82

NS 83-538

VT2PRIB

ak

83

NS 84-351

3220A-EZ

f

NS 85-131

Ear Drought Stalk Root Ht Rtg Rtg Rtg

TST Wt

Drydown

7

8

9

NS 78-166

7

9

8

NS 78-510

7

6

7

9

NS 79-519

8

6

6

7

8

NS 81-188

8

9

7

6

8

9

NS 81-200

9

9

7

7

8

8

NS 82-182

8

8

7

7

8

7

NS 83-538

10

9

9

7

8

7

9

NS 84-351

7

7

7

8

7

6

7

8

NS 85-131

Brand

Conventional

m

NS 85-369

GTA

ao

85

1350

2290

28-34,000

7

8

Semi-Flex

8

7

10

8

8

8

8

7

7

NS 85-369

NS 86-194

VT2PRIB

r

85

1135

2150

30-36,000

9

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

8

8

9

7

8

8

8

NS 86-194

NS 87-545

VT2PRIB

al

87

1140

2170

29-34,000

8

9

Semi-Fixed

8

7

7

8

7

6

7

8

8

NS 87-545

NS 88-124

VT2PRIB

am

88

1150

2190

30-36,000

8

9

Semi-Flex

8

8

8

8

7

8

7

7

8

NS 88-124

2195

28-34,000

8

8

Semi-Fixed

8

6

8

7

8

6

8

7

8

NS 89-357

NS 89-357

3120-EZ

an

89

1151

NS 90-505

VT2PRIB

an

90

1140

2210

29-34,000

8

9

Semi-Flex

6

7

8

8

9

6

7

8

7

NS 90-505

NS 91-560

VT2PRIB

v

91

1140

2220

29-34,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

8

7

8

7

8

8

8

7

8

NS 91-560

NS 92-110

VT2PRIB

j

92

1240

2310

30-36,000

9

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

8

7

8

8

7

7

8

NS 92-110

NS 92-111

Conventional

j

92

1205

2310

30-36,000

9

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

8

7

8

8

7

8

8

NS 92-111

NS 92-112

RR2

j

92

1240

2310

30-36,000

9

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

8

7

8

8

7

7

8

NS 92-112

NS 93-160

Conventional

an

93

1230

2490

30-34,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

7

8

8

8

8

9

8

7

8

NS 93-160

NS 93-339

3220A-EZ

ap

93

1380

2350

28-34,000

7

8

Semi-Flex

8

8

10

8

8

7

8

8

7

NS 93-339

NS 94-125

SSRIB

j

94

1250

2350

30-36,000

9

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

8

7

8

8

7

7

8

NS 94-125

30-36,000

9

7

Semi-Flex

8

7

8

8

8

9

8

7

7

NS 94-162

NS 94-162

VT2PRIB

an

94

1230

2400

NS 95-109

Conventional

n

95

1210

2390

30-35,000

8

8

Semi-Fixed

7

7

9

8

9

7

8

9

7

NS 95-109

NS 95-135

VT2PRIB

n

95

1210

2390

30-36,000

9

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

8

8

9

7

8

9

7

NS 95-135

NS 95-421

SSRIB

y

95

1215

2390

30-36,000

9

9

Semi-Fixed

8

8

7

9

9

8

7

7

7

NS 95-421

NS 95-576

RR2

z

95

1250

2410

32-36,000

8

7

Fixed

6

5

9

9

9

8

8

8

7

NS 95-576

NS 95-577

VT2PRIB

z

95

1250

2415

32-36,000

8

7

Fixed

6

5

9

9

9

8

8

8

7

NS 95-577

NS 96-103

SSRIB

aa

96

1230

2420

30-36,000

8

7

Semi-Fixed

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

7

9

NS 96-103

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Corn Characteristics Chart Brand

Trait

Gen Fam

RM

GDU GDU Flwr Blk

NS 98-123

SSRIB

ab

98

1250

NS 98-165

RR2

o

98

1230

NS 99-128

Conventional

aq

99

NS 99-199

SSRIB

ac

99

Ear Drought Stalk Root Ht Rtg Rtg Rtg

Corn on Corn

Plant Pop

High Pop

Early Vigor

Ear Flex

Plant Ht

Goss’s Wilt

TST Wt

Drydown

2460

30-34,000

9

9

Semi-Flex

8

8

8

8

9

8

7

7

7

NS 98-123

2480

30-36,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

8

8

8

7

8

8

8

NS 98-165

1235

2490

30-35,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

8

8

7

8

8

8

8

7

8

NS 99-128

1240

2500

30-36,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

8

9

9

8

6

8

8

NS 99-199

Brand

NS 100-115

Conventional

p

100

1240

2510

30-35,000

8

7

Semi-Fixed

8

8

7

7

9

7

7

8

8

NS 100-115

NS 100-464

SSRIB

ad

100

1300

2500

32-36,000

8

9

Semi-Fixed

7

8

7

8

8

7

6

7

7

NS 100-464

NS 100-530

VT2PRIB

af

100

1225

2490

32-36,000

9

7

Semi-Fixed

7

7

8

8

9

7

8

7

7

NS 100-530

NS 100-531

SSRIB

af

100

1225

2490

32-36,000

9

7

Semi-Fixed

7

7

8

8

9

8

8

7

7

NS 100-531

8

8

8

7

NS 101-314

NS 101-314

GTA

h

102

1400

2520

29-36,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

9

8

10

9

8

NS 102-168

DGVT2PRIB

ag

102

1270

2550

30-36,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

10

8

8

7

7

7

8

NS 102-168

NS 103-169

SSRIB

ag

103

1270

2550

30-36,000

8

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

8

8

8

8

7

7

8

NS 103-169

NS 104-167

SSRIB

ah

104

1270

2640

32-36,000

9

8

Semi-Flex

7

7

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

NS 104-167

NS 104-393

GT

k

104

1430

2630

28-36,000

7

9

Semi-Flex

9

8

8

9

8

8

9

7

7

NS 104-393

NS 104-395

3122-EZ

k

104

1430

2630

28-36,000

7

9

Semi-Flex

9

8

8

9

8

9

9

7

7

NS 104-395

NS 106-526

SSRIB

ai

106

1270

2650

32-36,000

9

8

Semi-Fixed

8

7

7

7

7

8

8

8

7

NS 106-526

Rating Key: 10 = Best, 9 = Excellent, 8 = Above Average, 7 = Average, 6 = Below Average, 5 or less = Well Below Average

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Corn Traits SSRIB

SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn hybrids deliver two modes of action to protect corn plants from ECB, Corn Earworm and Corn Rootworm. These hybrids contain 5% refuge blended in the bag to simplify refuge management.

VT2PRIB

VT Double Pro® RIB Complete® corn hybrids deliver two modes of action to protect plants from ECB and Corn Earworm. These hybrids contain 5% refuge blended in the bag to simplify refuge management.

RR2

Roundup Ready® Corn 2.

GT

Hybrids with the Agrisure® GT trait provide excellent tolerance to in-crop applications of glyphosate-based hybrids.

GTA

The Agrisure Artesian® GTA trait stack brings together the elite class of high-performing Artesian™ hybrids, which convert water to grain more effectively than other hybrids, with the Agrisure® GT trait — resulting in season-long water optimization, plus excellent tolerance to in-crop applications of glyphosatebased herbicides.

3120

The Agrisure® 3120 E-Z Refuge® trait stack offers the convenience of an integrated refuge featuring two modes of action against corn borer, as well as control of ear-feeding corn insects.

3122

The Agrisure® 3122 E-Z Refuge® trait stack offers the convenience of an integrated refuge featuring two modes of action against corn borer and corn rootworm, as well as control of ear-feeding corn insects. Agrisure® 3122 E-Z Refuge® is a good addition to a multi-year corn rootworm management plan.

3220A

The Agrisure Viptera® 3220A E-Z Refuge® trait stack combines the benefits of a hybrid that maximizes yield when it rains and increases yield when it doesn’t. It provides integrated refuge and dual modes of action against above-ground corn insects, including corn borer, to reduce mold and mycotoxin contamination by limiting insect feeding damage and to protect the quality of grain. It is ideal for areas where Rootworm management is not a key focus.

Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. DEKALB and Design® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. Channel® and the Arrow Design® and Seeds-manship At Work® are registered trademarks of Channel Bio, LLC. LibertyLink® is a registered trademark of Bayer. ©2015 Monsanto Company.

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Corn NS 78-166 VT2PRIB

Staygreen, Intactness & Drydown

ƒƒ High yield potential for maturity ƒƒ Medium stature with awesome stalk and root strength ƒƒ Ideal for Northern corn growers due to FAST drydown ƒƒ Northern corn growers will also like the fast emergence and early vigor

NS 79-519 VT2PRIB

Tough Ultra-Early Hybrid

Keep Me in the North and I’ll Do You Proud

RM - 78

RM - 78

NS 81-188 VT2PRIB

Full Season Hybrid with Amazing Late Season Health

NS 78-510 RR2

ƒƒ Late season plant health leads to intactness and harvest ease ƒƒ Great seedling vigor ƒƒ Solid in the marginal acre, with big yield in the highly productive soils ƒƒ Great early silage option ƒƒ Best performance at higher populations north of Hwy 200

ƒƒ Good yield potential for ultraearly corn ƒƒ Very good standability and late-season intactness for harvest flexibility ƒƒ Very good drought stress tolerance and ability to handle variable soils ƒƒ Medium-tall plant with very good emergence ƒƒ Nice semi-flex ear with excellent t.w. grain ƒƒ Best performance north of US Hwy 2

NS 81-200 CONV. Conventional High Yield with Fast Drydown

ƒƒ Excellent adaptation of all soil types east to west ƒƒ Strong root system ƒƒ Good late season plant intactness ƒƒ Husks flare for fast drydown

RM - 81

ƒƒ Roots are key to its performance ƒƒ Keep population up for best yields ƒƒ Works in varied conditions, but responds well to high management ƒƒ Fast drydown for maturity

RM - 79

NS 82-182 GT

Outstanding Yield Potential

RM - 82

ƒƒ Very good fall stalk strength ƒƒ Good grain quality ƒƒ Best performance on medium to heavy soils ƒƒ Responds well to good fertility management ƒƒ Husks open nicely at maturity for very good drydown

RM - 81

NS 83-538 VT2PRIB

Very Early Flowering for Maturity, High Test Weight

RM - 83

ƒƒ Early flowering with good drydown ƒƒ Best performance when used as a full-season hybrid ƒƒ Plants hold together well, extending harvest window ƒƒ Great performance across all yield levels in trial comparisons ƒƒ Great performance in trial comparisons across all yield environments ƒƒ Shorter stature hybrid with nice ear placement

NS 84-351 3220A-EZ

Early Flowering with Fast Grain Finish

ƒƒ Medium stature with nice ear placement ƒƒ Excellent root and stalk strength ƒƒ Widely adapted to variety of soil types ƒƒ Artesian background adds to stress tolerance

NS 85-131 CONV. Conventional Early Flowering to Finish Quickly

RM - 85

RM - 84

ƒƒ Taller stature with medium ear placement ƒƒ Early flowering with fast drydown ƒƒ Strong yields across all field environments ƒƒ Very good late season intactness and staygreen ƒƒ Best performance on moderate to highly productive soils

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Corn NS 85-369 GTA

Artesian™ Drought Tolerance with Dependable Performance

ƒƒ Very high yield potential ƒƒ Excellent stalks and roots ƒƒ Very good late season health, allows for more harvest flexibilty ƒƒ Widely adapted east to west ƒƒ Good movement south as an early hybrid

NS 86-194 VT2PRIB

Impressive Yields in a Widely Adapted Hybrid

ƒƒ Yield potential stacked with great drydown ƒƒ Extremely solid agronomic package: Stalk, roots, staygreen, intactness ƒƒ Has great ability to go south out of zone and in any yield environment

RM - 85

NS 87-545 VT2PRIB

Early Emerger to Get a Fast Start to Top Yield

RM - 87

ƒƒ Medium-tall showy plant type ƒƒ Very good top-end yield potential ƒƒ Emergence rating helps in reduced tillage situations ƒƒ Very strong emergence, helps in reduced tillage situations ƒƒ Works in varied environments and responds well to high fertility management ƒƒ Girthy ear with good kernel depth and high grain quality

RM - 85

NS 88-124 VT2PRIB

NS 89-357 3120-EZ

Ultra Durable Hybrid with Nice Yield Potential

Wide Adaptability, Stays Intact Through Harvest

ƒƒ Great early vigor for our northern market ƒƒ Maintains performance moving south ƒƒ Works well in all field environments ƒƒ Very good disease package

RM - 88

RM - 89

NS 91-560 VT2PRIB

The Whole Package: Yield, Adaptability & Disease

RM - 91

NEW

ƒƒ Consistent yield support by great agronomics ƒƒ Fast emerger in those colder northern areas ƒƒ Great late-season health, will be there if harvest is delayed ƒƒ Adapts to fit east to west in maturity zone ƒƒ Can move north as a full season hybrid

ƒƒ Great yields moving east to west across soil types ƒƒ Good ear-flex with open husk for improved drydown ƒƒ Very solid disease package with excellent Goss’s Wilt tolerance ƒƒ Impressive seedling and earlyseason vigor ƒƒ Keep in maturity zone or move south for best results ƒƒ Good drought tolerance and flex allows for lower population planting on the tougher acre

RM - 92

ƒƒ Excellent top-end yield potential ƒƒ Widely adapted across variable soils ƒƒ Very good stress tolerance ƒƒ Excellent tolerance to high populations but also does well in low-management environments ƒƒ Continues to perform as one of the most popular hybrids in our lineup

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Flexible, Duarable and has High Yield Potential

ƒƒ Good performance. Works well in all yield environments ƒƒ Adapts to valley soils and maintains performance moving it east or west ƒƒ Strong emergence and seedling vigor, key traits ƒƒ Root and stalk structure allow harvest flexibility ƒƒ Outstanding drought tolerance

RM - 90

NS 92-110 VT2PRIB

Incredible Yield in a “Go Anywhere Hybrid”

NS 90-505 VT2PRIB

NS 92-111 CONV. Conventional Outstanding Yield Performance

RM - 92

ƒƒ Conventional version of NS 92-110 ƒƒ Widely adapted for varying soil types ƒƒ Performs in high-management  environments ƒƒ Very good early vigor with good stress tolerance ƒƒ Fast drydown


Corn NS 92-112 RR2

Our “Go Anywhere Hybrid” in a RR2 Only Option

RM - 92

ƒƒ Excellent top-end yield potential ƒƒ Widely adapted across variable soils ƒƒ Very good stress tolerance ƒƒ Excellent tolerance to high populations but also does well in low-management environments ƒƒ Continues to perform as one of the most popular hybrids in our lineup ƒƒ Same great performance as NS 92-110 without the added Corn Borer protection

NS 94-125 SSRIB

Outstanding Yield from Exceptional Consistent Ear Development

ƒƒ Excellent top-end yield potential ƒƒ Widely adapted across variable soils ƒƒ Very good stress tolerance ƒƒ Excellent tolerance to high populations but also does well in low-management environments ƒƒ If you like the performance of our NS 92-110, you will love this hybrid with the added insect protection

RM - 94

NS 95-135 VT2PRIB

Corn Borer Protection with High Test Weight and Fast Drydown

RM - 95

ƒƒ Performs well across all plant densities ƒƒ High test weight with excellent grain quality ƒƒ Impressive stalk and root qualities ƒƒ Continued strong performance south of zone ƒƒ Very good late season intactness ƒƒ All the great attributes of NS 95-109, now with Corn Borer protection

NS 93-160 CONV. Conventional Disease Tolerance with Impressive Yield

RM - 93

ƒƒ Conventional version of NS 94-162 ƒƒ Very good stability in stalk and root ratings ƒƒ Late season health shows in appearance and plant intactness ƒƒ Nice flex ear with deep kernels creating ear girth ƒƒ Widely adapted across areas that handle this maturity

NS 94-162 VT2PRIB

Healthiness of this Hybrid is Outstanding

RM - 94

ƒƒ Very good stability in stalk and root ratings ƒƒ Late season health shows in appearance and plant intactness ƒƒ Nice flex ear with deep kernels creating ear girth ƒƒ Widely adapted across area that handles this maturity ƒƒ Widely adapted across 90-95 day maturity zone

NS 93-339 3220A-EZ

Adaptable, Artesian™, Dual Purpose

RM - 93

ƒƒ Excellent grain quality with high test weight ƒƒ Excellent stalks and roots ƒƒ Taller hybrid, could double as a silage hybrid ƒƒ Widely adapted across ND, SD, MN and WI ƒƒ Does move south as an early hybrid

NS 95-109 CONV. Conventional High Test Weight and Fast Drydown

RM - 95

ƒƒ Performs well across all plant densities ƒƒ High test weight with excellent grain quality ƒƒ Impressive stalk and root qualities ƒƒ Continued strong performance south of zone ƒƒ Very good late season intactness

NS 95-421 SSRIB

NS 95-576 RR2

A Racehorse That Can Pull the Plow

Excellent Yield and Versatility, in a RR2 Option

RM - 95

ƒƒ Outstanding late season health and standability allows for a broader harvest window ƒƒ Higher planting populations correlate to higher yield ƒƒ Nice girthy ear with good flex ƒƒ Excellent emergence and earlyseason vigor ƒƒ When packaged with NS 94-125 and NS 96-578, you get an unbeatable trio

RM - 95

ƒƒ Proven yield performance across variable soils and management systems ƒƒ Excellent drought stress tolerance ƒƒ Very good seedling vigor ƒƒ Shorter hybrid with strong stalks and roots for harvest flexibility ƒƒ Best performance at higher  populations ƒƒ Roundup Ready 2® version of our popular NS 96-578 hybrid

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Corn NS 95-577 VT2PRIB

Here it is! NS 96-578 in a Corn Borer Protection Only Version

ƒƒ Proven yield performance across variable soils and management systems ƒƒ Excellent drought stress tolerance ƒƒ Very good seedling vigor ƒƒ Above average tolerance to Goss’s Wilt ƒƒ Best performance at higher populations

NS 96-103 SSPRIB

East to West Adaptation

RM - 96

ƒƒ Agronomics allow great Western movement ƒƒ Excellent in Corn-on-Corn rotation ƒƒ Medium statured grain hybrid that can also be an excellent quality silage product ƒƒ Outstanding disease and stress tolerance ƒƒ Fast drydown

NS 98-123 SSRIB

Exceptional Yield and Insect Protection

ƒƒ Yield leader for maturity ƒƒ Strong agronomic package highly suitable for various field environments ƒƒ Excellent emergence and seedling vigor ƒƒ Strong stalks and roots for harvest flexibility and peace of mind

RM - 98

RM - 95

NS 98-165 RR2

Fast Drying Hybrid that Excels in High Yield Environments

ƒƒ Strong Goss’s Wilt tolerance ƒƒ Best performance as fullseason product ƒƒ Fast drying hybrid ƒƒ Excels in high-yield environments ƒƒ Great dual purpose hybrid that has tonnage and silage quality

NS 99-128 CONV. Conventional High Disease Tolerance

RM - 99

ƒƒ Fits broad area of this maturity zone ƒƒ Maintains integrity in fall for long harvest window ƒƒ Semi-flex hybrid with girthy ears produces high yield potential ƒƒ Very strong Northen Corn Leaf Blight and Goss’s Wilt tolerance ƒƒ Great Corn-on-Corn option

RM - 98

NS 100-115 CONV. Conventional Productive Across Variety of Soil Types

RM - 100

ƒƒ Hybrid exhibits strong rooting characteristics ƒƒ Very good grain quality ƒƒ Performs well across variations in soil type ƒƒ Semi-fixed ear hybrid with response to higher populations ƒƒ Excellent grain quality and appearance

NS 100-464 SSRIB

This Hybrid Yields: North to South, East to West

ƒƒ Racehorse hybrid with high yield potential ƒƒ Performs well moving south of zone ƒƒ Appealing medium-tall plant with excellent plant health ƒƒ Maximize yield with higher populations at planting time ƒƒ Very good drought tolerance

Stability and Impressive Agronomics

ƒƒ Girthy ear with beautiful deep kernels ƒƒ Medium plant with excellent roots and stalk ƒƒ Later flowering for maturity that finishes fast ƒƒ Widely adapted across maturity zones and soil types

RM - 99

NS 100-530 VT2PRIB

Strong Agronomics with Top-End Yield

RM - 100

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NS 99-199 SSRIB

ƒƒ Excellent east to west adaptation within maturity zone ƒƒ Leader in late season intactness ƒƒ Strong disease package with very good stress tolerance ƒƒ Responds well to high planting populations


Corn NS 100-531 SSRIB

NS 101-314 GTA

Strong Agronomics with Broad Spectrum Insect Protection

Exceptional Yield plus Artesian™ Drought Tolerance

ƒƒ Adapted east to west across all soil types ƒƒ Very good late season intactness ƒƒ Good stress tolerance and overall disease package ƒƒ Thrives under highplanting populations

RM - 100

RM - 103

ƒƒ Strong in marginal soils, but shines in highly productive fields ƒƒ Very good seedling vigor ƒƒ Above average tolerance to Goss’s Wilt ƒƒ Healthy intact plants late into the season ƒƒ SmartStax® version of NS 102-168 without the DroughtGardTM trait

RM - 104

NS 104-395 3122-EZ

Tall, Robust, Dualpurpose Hybrid

RM - 104

NS 104-167 SSRIB

Widely Adaptable and Responds Well to High Management

ƒƒ Proven yield performance across environments over multiple years ƒƒ Excellent choice for grain or silage ƒƒ Very good emergence and earlyseason growth ƒƒ Good drought tolerance ƒƒ Excellent stalk strength with good root system

NorthStar’s First DroughtGardTM Hybrid

RM - 102

RM - 102

NS 103-169 SSRIB

Staygreen, Intactness and a Consistent Ear Set

ƒƒ Medium-tall plant with excellent dual-purpose capability ƒƒ Strong stalks and roots ƒƒ Above average Goss’s Wilt tolerance ƒƒ Keep in zone or south for best performance ƒƒ Performs well across all soil types

NS 102-168 DGVT2PRIB

ƒƒ Highly suitable for high-yield management and Corn-on-Corn ƒƒ Adapts to a wide range of soil types ƒƒ Medium statured hybrid with strong agronomics ƒƒ Very good overall plant health including above-average tolerance to Goss’s Wilt and GLS ƒƒ Responds to highplanting populations

ƒƒ Strong in marginal soils, but shines in highly productive fields ƒƒ DroughtGardTM Technology brings exceptional drought tolerance ƒƒ Very good seedling vigor ƒƒ Above average tolerance to Goss’s Wilt ƒƒ Healthy intact plants late into the season

NS 104-393 GT

Tall, Robust, Dualpurpose Hybrid

RM - 104

ƒƒ Proven yield performance across environments over multiple years ƒƒ Excellent choice for grain or silage ƒƒ Very good emergence and earlyseason growth ƒƒ Good drought tolerance ƒƒ Excellent stalk strength with good root system

NS 106-526 SSRIB

Excellent Disease Fighting Package

ƒƒ Attractive medium-tall plant with upright leaf structure ƒƒ Above average disease package and late season plant health ƒƒ Responds to high fertility situations ƒƒ Moves north of zone very well

RM - 106

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Agrisure®, Agrisure Artesian®, Agrisure Duracade®, Agrisure Viptera®, Artesian™, and E-Z Refuge® are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. LibertyLink®, Liberty®, and the Water Droplet logo are registered trademarks of Bayer. Agrisure Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Syngenta Seeds, LLC. Herculex Technology incorporated into these seeds is commercialized under license from Dow AgroSciences LLC.

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. Certain products have 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. Growers should refer to http://www.biotradestatus.com/ for any updated information on import country approvals. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization.

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 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.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PESTICIDE LABELING. IT IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL AND STATE LAW to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its labeling. NOT ALL formulations of dicamba or glyphosate are approved for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. ONLY USE FORMULATIONS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY LABELED FOR SUCH USES AND APPROVED FOR SUCH USE IN THE STATE OF APPLICATION. XTENDIMAX™ HERBICIDE WITH VAPORGRIP® TECHNOLOGY AND IN CROP USES MAY NOT BE APPROVED IN ALL STATES. Contact the U.S. EPA and your state pesticide regulatory agency with any questions about the approval status of dicamba herbicide products for in-crop use with Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybeans contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate and dicamba. Glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Dicamba will kill crops that are not tolerant to dicamba. Glufosinate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glufosinate. Contact your Monsanto dealer or refer to Monsanto’s Technology Use Guide for recommended weed control programs.

Locally developed hybrids. World-renowned trait stacks.

B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state.

The Agrisure® traits portfolio offers a range of technologies that help you manage production challenges and protect the genetic yield potential of your hybrids. From best-in-class insect control to water optimization, we can help you find the right combination to get the most from your fields.

IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: RIB Complete® corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. SmartStax® RIB Complete® corn blend is not allowed to be sold for planting in the Cotton-Growing Area. See the IRM/ Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements. DroughtGard® Hybrids with RIB Complete® corn blend the refuge seed may not always contain DroughtGard® Hybrids trait.

ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready technology contains genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Agricultural herbicides containing glyphosate will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Genuity Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup®, SmartStax®, VT Double PRO®, VT Triple PRO® VaporGrip®, and XtendiMax® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. GT27 is a trademark of MS Technologies and Bayer. MS Technologies is a trademark of MS Technologies, LLC.

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Alfalfa Perform Extra

Value + Brand ƒƒ A blend of high-yielding, disease-resistant varieties ƒƒ Meets our strict germination and purity standards ƒƒ Excellent value at an economy price ƒƒ Will do well as green chop or dry hay

ƒƒ Outstanding yields of high quality forage ƒƒ Very high leaf to stem ratio with very fast recovery after cutting ƒƒ Very winter hardy (1.6) with a fall dormancy of 4.2 ƒƒ HR to all six major alfalfa diseases ƒƒ Expresses multi-leaf expression at 60%

Regrowth Characteristics

Alfalfa Disease Ratings Perform Extra

Value + Brand

Bacterial Wilt

HR

HR

Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 2)

Fusarium Wilt

HR

HR

Phytophthora Root Rot

HR

HR

Anthracnose (Race 1)

HR

R

Verticillium Wilt

HR

Aphanomyces Root Rot (Race 1)

HR

Disease/Insect Rating

Perform Extra

Value + Brand

R

NA

Stem Nematode

HR

NA

Pea Aphid

HR

NA

Northern Root-Knot Nematode

R

NA

R

Southern Root-Knot Nematode

R

NA

S

DRI Rating

34/35

NA

Disease/Insect Rating

Rating Key: HR - Highly Resistant, R - Resistant, S - Susceptible, NA - Data Not Available

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Perform Extra

Value + Brand

Winter Hardiness

1.6

1.8

Fall Dormancy

4.2

4

Regrowth Characteristics

Rating Key: Winter Hardiness: 1 - No injury, 2 - Some injury, 3 Significant injury, 4 - Severe injury Fall Dormancy is a measurement of growth related to a last cutting in mid-Ocotber. The growth rating is on a 1-11 scale. A rating of 4 or less = excellent performance in Northern growing areas.

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