Tools Make Seed Selection More Than a Gut Feeling
Selecting the right hybrids and varieties for your fields is a task that requires more than a gut feeling to accomplish. Luckily, your Landmark agronomist has access to data and tools that can help you select hybrids that match your conditions and management practices.
The Corn Characterization Charts (CHT Tool) and Top Ten function, both part of the R7® Tool can help you choose the products that can best deliver the results you want. These tools contain information on corn, corn silage, soybeans and hard red spring wheat seed.
CHT Tool: replicated national data
Most ag industry data looks backward, telling us what happened last year. But just because a crop grew one way a year ago doesn’t mean it will grow the same way this year. WinField® United data from the CHT Tool is predictive. This means the tool helps you understand that if a product has high responses to population and nitrogen, it will have the best year possible if it is managed appropriately for both of those criteria.
The data found in the CHT Tool is not exclusively local. The testing method removes regional differences: A poorly drained soil is a poorly drained soil no matter where it is located. The same applies to population differences. In order to gain predictive data, the tool uses information from many different environments.
Top Ten function: key in on local performance
The Top Ten function offers you a look at both national Answer Plot® data and insight trials data from individual farms in your area to determine what types of corn, corn silage, soybean and hard red spring wheat seed will work best on the soil types found on your farm. You have the ability to select data from within a designated radius of your operation. Top Ten data gives you access to local insights to correlate with any national data you want to use.
Work with your trusted local advisor
Ideally, you would consult the CHT Tool and Top Ten function with your Landmark agronomist prior to purchasing seed, using the information offered to select seed that will closely fit your soil types and management styles. However, it can be used after you purchase seed to help you understand what type of environment and management system those products are projected to thrive in and inform you about how to manage the products you’ve purchased.
Your Landmark agronomist is eager to assist you with making more informed seed-selection decisions. Contact your Landmark agronomist today to gain access to the CHT Tool and the Top Ten function.