Dealers, Growers Tout Benefits Of Seed Treatment Products

Mike Schatzle’s Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans have shown great early emergence and are off to a strong, healthy stand. One factor, Schatzle says, is the early-season benefits offered by Acceleron Seed Treatment Products from Monsanto.

“I planted Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans treated with Acceleron Seed Treatment Products on May 17, this year. It was later than I’d planned, but the weather wasn’t cooperating this spring,” said Schatzle. “I’ve seen excellent early season vigor, exceptional plant stand, good color and no disease in my beans.”

The cold and wet weather conditions this spring made for a difficult planting season across much of the Midwest. Schatzle, who farms in Coggon, IA, has seen the benefits of soybeans treated with Acceleron Seed Treatment Products during this challenging early season.

“The weather kept the beans in the ground longer than normal this spring, and due to the healthy stand and beans in my field, I know Acceleron Seed Treatment Products works,” he said. “Acceleron Seed Treatment Products get the beans out of the ground, which makes the yield, which makes the money. Acceleron Seed Treatment Products is a great extra ‘insurance’ policy for my seed and helps me protect my investment.”

In addition to farmers, many seed dealers are also seeing the benefits of Acceleron Seed Treatment Products. Shannon Chenoweth with Fulton FS, Inc. in Ipava, IL says he believes it offers great value.

“Acceleron Seed Treatment Products help protect the higher value seed that we’re planting today and makes sure that we’re getting a higher percentage of those seeds out of the ground and off to a good start,” said Chenoweth. “Using Acceleron Seed Treatment Products has allowed us to lower our soybean populations. We are getting a higher percentage of the seeds to a healthy stand and because of this we are able to lower the seeding cost per acre for our growers.”

Acceleron Seed Treatment Products are also available for corn and cotton. For performance data, video testimonials from farmers and to learn more about Acceleron Seed Treatment Products, go to www.acceleronsts.com. Farmers and dealers who would like to know more should click on the “Contact Us” link to request more detailed information.

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