A few points to get the conversation started:
- Seed Treatments – As commodity pricing has declined, in some cases growers have looked for ways to decrease input cost. Seed Treatment has changed in some operations. Seed treatment will not increase the germination of the “LOT”, however, it will increase the chances that each viable seed will become a “productive member of society”.
- Populations: For many years we have overpopulated soybeans in Indiana and Ohio. We have made a concerted effort to reduce planting populations over the last several years. However, the 2019 year may not be the year to look at reducing plant populations.
- Ownership – The best LOTs will be treated by Brands, best quality and highest Germ out the door first. The only way to ensure the quality and Germ % of your soybeans is to OWN the product and have it on your floor. Harvest Land highly recommends that you take possession of product.
- Replants are NEVER a good situation. – All above-mentioned situations will be included in FIRST plant units. Many years we only really have one chance to do it Right.
Click below to watch Agronomist Steve Dlugosz and Seed Manager, Brandon Lovett, talk about seed treatment, populations, ownership and replant.