It’s time for wheat growers to consider seed varieties
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.