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Seed Nutrient Insights

January 1, 2014

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "What Your Seed Needs." You can find the article in Farm Journal's 2014 January issue.

Hear Dr. Cakmak’s seed nutrient insights with Al Pell:


A New Way to Evaluate Seed for Your Farm

By: Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor

What if you could look at a bag of corn, soybean or wheat seed and know the nutrients each kernel of seed contained--before you purchased any of those hybrids and varieties for your farm?

If this sounds like a pipe dream, it’s not. Scientists are already figuring out how seed nutrient levels affect crop productivity. Ismail Cakmak, for one, says seed-contained macro- and micro-nutrients are key factors affecting seed germination, seedling emergence, uniformity of emergence and plant yield.

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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - January 2014

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