Farmers deserve an independent and unbiased source of data to help inform their seed purchases. Before buying seed, FBN members have the power to search and verify product claims with FBN Seed Finder, the Consumer Reports® for real-world seed performance on over thousands of seed varieties.
See how the variety actually performed in the real world across millions of acres
Breakout the variety's actual yields by 10 practice & environmental factors
See the acreage behind each result- just by mousing over the bars
Sort yields by rotation, soil texture, year, and state
Find the most cost-efficient nitrogen rates for each seed variety
The image above is an example of a Seed Intelligence profile in FBN. FBN members can switch between tabs to see how a variety performed on a variety of factors.
In this image, you can see that that this seed variety (DKC-46-20) has nearly 60,000 acres of real world performance data in Farmers Business Network. The chart shows that DKC-46-20 produces the highest yield at 34,000 to 35,200 seed/acre.
With this countrywide information, you could choose to reduce your seeding population to increase yield and save money on your seed costs. See how one farmer saved $12/acre using FBN Seed Finder.
You could filter the number of acres down (by checking the boxes) to only include data from a specific year, in your state, on your soils, with a specific crop rotation practice, or using your drainage/irrigation setup. This would provide you even more precise insights on ways that you can optimize your seed decisions.
Optimizing planting populations is just one example of how you can use FBN's network-powered analytics to increase profits. Each tab on the product profile packs powerful data on:
Temperature at Planting
Soil Productivity Index (SPI)
Total Precipitation During the Growing Season
You no longer have to rely on seed company sponsored or small university plot trials to optimize your seed choices and practices.