The seed decision is critically important for all farmers. WestBred Regional Manager Troy Sayler says the variety decision is the foundation for a successful crop. “Farmers put a lot of diligence into selecting corn and soybean varieties and that should also carry over into wheat. For spring wheat, growers generally look at yield being first and standability being second. Protein and disease tolerance follow that. There are numerous biotech traits in corn and soybeans that can hide any shortfalls with seed. That’s not available for wheat, which adds to the importance of variety selection. “In wheat, growers want to pick that silver bullet. I don’t think that’s a good approach. It’s good to diversify genetics and variety maturities.”
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