The Most Important Factors When Selecting Seeds

The Most Important Factors When Selecting Seeds

Sarah Mock

Oct 25, 2016

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting seeds. We surveyed hundreds of farmers who downloaded the Seed Selection Playbook, and found that 30% of farmers believe that price or return on investment are the most important factors when deciding which seeds to buy and plant. The single top consideration was yield, and disease resistance, stalk quality, genetic traits, and availability were other important factors. 

If you're looking for more information than what your local seed dealer, agronomist, or university trial can provide, the FBN℠ Seed Finder tool gives you access to yield performance information on over 5,000 seed varieties, based on millions of acres of real-world data contributed by farmers from across the country.

And when it comes to seed prices, make sure you have all the information available before making your decision. 

We analyzed over 2,000 reported seed prices from farmers across the country to reveal: 

  • National price differences for popular corn seeds

  • Regional price differences for Dekalb® seeds

  • Year-over-year seed price changes

  • Agronomic seed pricing zone comparisons

Sarah Mock

Oct 25, 2016

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