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CPI Explains About New Seed Developments

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With farming conditions changing every year, agriculture companies such as CPI are constantly working to adjust.

One of the big adjustments made is in seed for producers. For example, there will be quite a few new corn hybrids and soybean varieties for next year.

One of the main focus for growers that have dryland crops will be the bigger lineup of corn hybrids that can handle drought stress better. With the recent dry conditions, there is a lot of grower interest in those select hybrids.

There will also be new things happening in seed treatments.

CPI seed coordinator Jon Botsch says most of the seed they have treated has been soybeans and wheat seed, but he says that is changing due the amount of new products coming out, some of which will be for corn treatment too.

CPI is changing its seed treatment name to Force Field. There will be one each for soybeans, wheat and corn. Each will have different ingredients, designed for that specific seed that may change from year to year as the best possible product is produced.

These seed treatments will protect the seed and seedlings from diseases, insects and have growth promoters.

For more information, contact your local CPI agronomist.


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