Strategic Seed Selection

Oct 04, 2018
Megan Hasenour | Marketing Communications Manager

Tools For Strategic Seed Selection

When selecting the right hybrids and varieties for your fields, it is always a tough task. It’s important to utilize data when making tough decisions. Especially data that provides what conditions and practices can optimize each seed to its fullest potential.

Think about the last big purchase you made. Did you research the brand before purchasing? Did you look at reviews or testing of the product? Did you make sure the product will still perform its function in different conditions? Most likely you did all the above before making your purchase. So, you should do the same with your corn hybrid before making your investment for spring planting.

The Corn Characterization Charts (CHT Tool) and Top Ten function, both part of the R7® Tool available through Superior Ag, can help you choose the products that can best deliver the results you want. These tools contain information on corn, corn silage, soybeans.

Most seed dealers have data that looks back on past years. We all know that each year is different and if a crop grew one way a year ago, doesn’t mean it will grow the same next year. Wouldn’t you want to see predictive data? The CHT Tool by WinField United can do just that. This means they know that the product has high responses to population, nitrogen, and even fungicide. The testing removes regional differences and uses information from across many different environments.

When utilizing the CHT Tool, consult with your trusted local Superior Ag Agronomy Specialist before selecting your seed.  That way they can help you identify products specifically for your fields. By utilizing this technology, Superior Ag can help you make informed decisions that is backed by accurate and proven data.

Bottom line, don’t leave bushels behind before you pull into the field in the spring.