The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Fourth and Wrong." You can find the article in Farm Journal's 2012 Seed Guide.
Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie provides tips on how to avoid mistakes that cut yields before you plant.
10 Tips to Tackle Seed Selection
Think of seed selection as profit enhancement. Even if you do everything else right, from tillage through marketing, you lose yield and profit if you plant a hybrid that isn’t right for your soil types and conditions. That crucial decision process begins with your own fields and local test plots.
Seed selection provides ample opportunity for expensive mistakes. Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie has witnessed most of them. Here are the 10 mistakes he most frequently sees—so you can avoid them.