Has Nothing To Do With The Variety You Plant!!
#1. Soil Conditions At Planting Time
If the soil conditions are too wet or too dry, too loose or too lumpy, too hot or too cold or in any way less than perfect, it can detract from the seed’s ability to emerge at optimum speed and with optimum health. The first step to getting a top crop is making sure soil conditions are as ideal as possible at planting time.
#2. Kernel Placement
Planting depth is the number one question we get other than plant populations. How deep should corn be planted, and does it vary yearly? The answer is always a resounding two inches, and no. It does not vary from year to year. Regardless of moisture conditons, seeds should never be planted any shallower than these recommendations.
#3. Seed Quality
We will expolore aspects of seed quality that you have never thought of before- aspects that can make a 20- 50 bushel-per-acre-difference in the fnal yield. The industry is not anxious for you to know these ideas or how to idntify the various aspects that affect quality prior to purchasing a product, but we feel you need to know everything you can if you are going to achieve your yield goals. When you are armed with this kind of knowledge, you will be well on your way to making more profit than you ever dreamed of. Just remember that quality is not just germination -it includes the “purity” of the variety. Varieties that are not pure can cost 30-50 bushels per acre alone.
#4. Match The Right Variety To The Right Field
AgVenture is not only the largest network of independently owned seed companies in the United States, it is also the leader in variety-specific selection for individual farms. AgVenture’s unique business structure allows each individual regional seed company to work directly with genetic suppliers to select germplasms specifically for thier own areas. This is one of the secrets to success achieving top yields.
Since the company’s birth, it has grown into one of the largest independent seed companies in the United States because of the excellent job its regional companies have done with product selection for each of thier local areas. It’s not just about picking the right genetics. Instead, it’s about matching the right germplasms to the right fields- and there is a big difference. Most seed companies choose elite germplasms, then sell them randomly to every grower they can. In turn, that grower plants them randomly throughout his farm. That is a recipe for mediocrity at best.
AgVenture produces more hybrids than any other seed company in the business because the company works hard to match every soil type. This provides a yield advantage over other companies in the field. Since AgVenture knows varietal parentage so well, it can match the traits of those parents to what a particular soil can offer and come up with a great match. This also means that the company makes most of the variety decisions for its customers, and the customers love it.
#5. Post-Planting Management
So many things still need to be managed after a crop is planted. Unfortunately, too many growers simply walk away thinking that their pre-plant chemical and fertlity program is good enough to pull out top yields. Well, it never is. In fact, it’s after planting that the real management of the product begins.
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