Fine-tune corn populations with Golden Harvest web-based tool

Golden Harvest Seeding Rate Selector now helps farmers maximize yield potential.

Farmers using Golden Harvest corn seed can use the brand’s Seeding Rate Selector to estimate the most economical seeding rate for specific hybrids and yield environments. 

“Golden Harvest makes an extensive investment in agronomic research, and this tool is an example of how we bring our data and research to life to benefit our farmers,” said Bruce Battles, technical agronomy manager at Syngenta Seeds, in a press release. “The Seeding Rate Selector will help farmers act upon the data we’ve gathered by creating customized prescription seeding rates for specific hybrids in their specific environments.” 

Seeding rate calculations are based on two or more years of data per hybrid, collected at 70 or more trial locations each year. Trialing across many environments increases the ability to predict how individual corn hybrids should be spaced and managed. 

The free, easily accessible Seeding Rate Selector allows farmers to enter several variables:

  • Hybrid number
  • Input costs 
  • Yield goal

The Seeding Rate Selector quickly determines the optimal seeding rate per acre. Insights from the tool enable farmers to enhance return on investment potential by identifying opportunities where yields might be negatively impacted by over- or underseeding.

“Farmers shouldn’t have to guess at what their seeding rate should be,” Battles said. “All fields and hybrids are different, and a generic seeding rate recommendation in a seed guide isn’t sufficient. The Seeding Rate Selector takes this into consideration, providing farmers with specific rate prescriptions so that they can have the best experience with our products in relation to their local conditions.”

Golden Harvest Seed Advisors can help fine-tune seeding rate estimates even further and build planter seeding rate scripts within the E-Luminate digital agronomy platform. To learn more about the Golden Harvest corn Seeding Rate Selector and develop a customized prescription seeding rate, contact a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor or visit goldenharvestseeds.com/seeding-rate/

To learn more about Golden Harvest Agronomy in Action research trials, download a free copy of the Agronomy in Action 2021 Research Review.

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