Certified Seed is defined as seed of a known variety that has passed field inspection for varietal purity, which is the absence of certain wheat seeds, other crop seeds and certain diseases. When you purchase certified seed, you are purchasing the purest, highest quality, best germination and maximum yield potential wheat seed available in the marketplace. You can also be sure you won’t have any noxious weed seed in your certified wheat.
Let’s consider a few important benefits of Certified Seed:
- Minimize Agronomic Risks.
Planting professionally conditioned quality seed of the latest released varieties gives growers a great opportunity to minimize certain agronomic risks, such as pests and diseases, and maximize yield potential.
- Varietal Purity Results in Yield Potential.
While certification requirements vary state-by-state, certain protocols like rotation, isolation and quality grading are standard among state certification programs. What does that mean for you? Varietal purity, which results in the best yield potential.
- Invest in the Future of the Wheat Industry.
As wheat continues to be displaced by corn and soybeans, it is imperative for wheat to become more competitive on the farm. To do so, research and development efforts need to occur to bring improved varieties and new technologies to wheat. When you buy certified seed, you are backing those efforts.
Interested in learning about our Certified Seed Only program? Watch our webinar describing the benefits of CSO varieties and the program steps for seed suppliers and farmers.