Monsanto Implements Seed Count System

Precision planning and purchases to bring benefits to growers and dealers.

Monsanto Co.’s Asgrow Brand will introduce the AccuSure Seed Count System for the brand’s Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybean seed in both paper and mini-bulk bags. The increased precision in seed count will benefit both your business and your grower-customers.

“Maximizing soybean yield requires attention to detail from start to finish,” says Jeff Wheeler, Asgrow business lead. “At one time planters were set using pounds per acre but as technology grows in genetics, traits, and planting equipment, utilizing seed per acre is rapidly becoming the norm. With precise seed counts in the bag, farmers will be able to move seamlessly from seed purchases to field planting calculations. Asgrow soybeans are known to deliver innovations in genetics and technologies. Now we’re introducing an innovative seed count system to go with our latest varieties and technology to help farmers maximize yield potential.”

The seed count is being implemented for the 2009 planting season.

The Asgrow Brand AccuSure Seed Count System offers an equitable value for all growers by eliminating the variability of seed size. Each bag of Asgrow Brand Roundup Ready 2 Yield seed, regardless of variety, will provide the same number soybean seed. Growers will be able to expect a consistent 140,000 seed in every bag. Mini-bulk units will contain the equivalent of 40 bags or a consistent 5.6 million seed. The physical size of the bag may vary but the seed count will remain consistent, just like corn or cotton products.

To learn more about the AccuSure Seed Count System, visit www.Asgrow.com or contact your local dealer.

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