Optimal Seeding Rate
When it comes to wheat seed, all pounds aren’t created equal. Watch this video to find out just how different two pounds of seed can be, how over- and underseeding impact performance and profitability potential, where an Optimal Seeding Rate comes from, and how it can help you maximize your seed investment.
The Potential Risks of Planting By the Pound
Seed size and density can have a dramatic impact on how many seeds are in a pound. So, planting based on pounds per acre alone can lead to less than desired outcomes. See how inaccuracy in either direction can impact yield and profit potential.
View the presentation below to see an example of planting with a precise seeding rate and what a difference seed size and density can make at planting time.
If Growers UNDERseed
Growers can waste valuable acreage, increase the risk of weeds (by giving them more access to sunlight and more room for their roots to grow), delay the maturity of their crops, or have to rely too much on tillering.
If Growers OVERseed
Growers can waste money on unnecessary seeds, increase the risk of yield-robbing threats like disease, increase the risk of lodging, or increase the competition for nutrients in the soil as well as sunlight.
Benefits You Can See
An Optimal Seeding Rate recommendation from the ConnectIN™ System helps growers achieve optimal planting populations, reduce unnecessary inputs and increase the number of yield-producing plants. But that’s not all. These additional agronomic benefits are also clear indicators of maximizing yield potential:
- Improved uniformity of stand development
- Optimized final stand count
- Reduced risk of lodging
- Reduced risk of disease
- Reduced weed competition
- Prevention of too much reliance on tillering
- Optimized light absorption