Why Use Certified Seed?

Learn more about why purchasing certified seed for your wheat fields can give you greater performance and profit potential.

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WestBred Wheat Growers Recognized in National Wheat Foundation’s Inaugural Yield Contest

WestBred® wheat is proud to have 14 national- and state-level winners represented in the National Wheat Yield Contest. The National Wheat Yield Contest, organized by the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), highlights the production practices of growers that maximize the quantity and quality of wheat.


Calculate & Compare Potential Yields

Find out how planting certified seed can increase your yield potential, compared to replanting saved seed. Plus, see the difference an Optimal Seeding Rate can make, compared to planting by the pound.

With Certified Seed, you know what you’re buying. It's all about varietal purity. Ninety-nine percent of the time you get really good germination and there is no chance of finding foreign seeds in there. It's all tested.
Nick Lowen, Hill County, Montana

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Seeding Rate Recommendations for Modern Wheat Products

There can be advantages to modifying plant densities with variable planting dates for spring wheat.

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'Sow' what—Wheat seeding rate recommendations

In all crops, seeding rate is an important decision. Whether it is 50 to 60 pounds for our western Kansas dryland producers or up to 90 (or even more) pounds for wheat grown in southeast Kansas, the traditional seeding rate for wheat was on a pounds per acre basis. However, the current recommendation is to sow on a seeds per acre basis instead

Planting Wheat? Update Your Technique, Expert Says

At the beginning of August, a voluntary survey conducted by Monsanto found that more than 60 percent of farmers were using seeding rates for wheat based on pounds per acre. And while that may be the normal way to measure it, WestBred wheat is trying to change that.