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Farm Journal Summer 2019 - Seed Guide

Your Decision-Making Resource

2020 Seed Supply On Target For Now

The fury of Mother Nature swept across much of the Corn Belt this spring with relentless rains that kept farmers and planters stuck in machine sheds well past optimal planting dates.

Independent Seed Companies

While large-scale consolidation might seem like it limits seed choices, there are more than 120 regional or unaffiliated companies across the U.S.

The Faces Behind Technology: BASF

Seed companies invest billions in R&D annually to bring new genetics, traits and more to your farm. We want to introduce you to a few of the faces behind the innovations.

The Faces Behind Technology: Bayer

Seed companies invest billions in R&D annually to bring new genetics, traits and more to your farm. We want to introduce you to a few of the faces behind the innovations.

The Faces Behind Technology: Corteva

Seed companies invest billions in R&D annually to bring new genetics, traits and more to your farm. We want to introduce you to a few of the faces behind the innovations.

The Faces Behind Technology: Stine

Seed companies invest billions in R&D annually to bring new genetics, traits and more to your farm. We want to introduce you to a few of the faces behind the innovations.

Machinery Pete: Planter Prices Inch Up

So, what’s happening with used planter values you ask? It’s really difficult to generalize all used planters into one blanket statement, but here it goes.

Cover Crop Concerns

Whether you’re intent on using cover crops for weed suppression on prevented plant acres or want more traditional benefits (to prevent erosion, improve water-holding capacity and reduce fertilizer

Buyer Beware

Policies for returned seed corn vary by company. Here‘s what often happens to that seed.

Put To The Test

Coat and Protect Seeds

Treating seed in the shop carries appeal for many growers, whether attracted by savings, control or planting logistics.

Peer-to-Peer Sales

You tend to trust those who walk in your shoes. That‘s true when buying seed.

Seed and Planting Research You Can Use

For 27 years, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer have studied numerous aspects of planting and seed. Take what they’ve learned to your fields.

Keep It Clean

You might be scrambling this summer to find sufficient cover-crop seed because of an ongoing tight supply of many key species. In your haste, don’t end up using a less-than-ideal seed product.