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Agronomist says choose 2023 seed carefully


An agronomist says farmers should do their homework before selecting seed varieties for the 2023 growing season.

Scott Rowntree with Pioneer tells Brownfield farmers shouldn’t choose a variety based on observations in one or two fields. “If we can get variety comparisons, 20 to 30 comparisons versus just a local seed seller dropping one plot result off from one year, it’s much better to make decisions based on a lot of comparisons across a wider geography and make sure that that decision is repeatable and the hybrid you’re selecting has the best chance of performing.”

Rowntree says farmers should try to select seeds that perform well in different soil types.

Agronomist says choose 2023 seed carefully