April 19, 2017 Chris Churko
The ultimate goal of crop production is to get the highest yield possible while preserving the best grade attainable. Producers deploy fertility programs, chemical strategies, and other technology and management decisions to achieve this. However, when it comes to maximizing the genetic yield potential of a crop; or the highest attainable yield in a perfect environment; this is solely attributed to a producers “Seed Strategy”. Yield potential is set the moment the seed is placed in the ground. Everything else put into the crop is done to minimize the environmental risk on the genetic yield potential.
Proper variety selection must be matched to individual farm management strategies and goals. Variety selection and crop management is a balance between a good offence for yield, and a good defence for yield and grade… Read More »