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It’s time for wheat growers to consider seed varieties

Staff reports

Now that the 2010 winter wheat crop is harvested and growers have started thinking about planting season, officials said they should take a close look at purchasing certified seed varieties.

According to research, certified wheat seed varieties offer growers a greater return than planting bin-run varieties. The planting of next year’s will be this fall.

Planting certified seed with better germination and seedling vigor will offer higher yields and greater income than lower-quality saved seed. In addition to yield advantages, certified wheat seed must meet strict standards ensuring a quality product that is field inspected and laboratory-tested to guarantee genetic purity, germination and seed purity from weeds, disease, and other varieties and crops.

More information is available at http://www.coloradowheat.org.