FCUS : STAGE 1

Seedling Stage

Seeds of Success

Every season begins with a customized plan. Your Seedsman will take into account your ideal planting window, specific soil conditions from field to field and how to make that work with weather conditions.

“It shows that we know more than just about the seed, we’re there to share the entire year with the customer. I don’t think of it as a program- it’s a superior level of service we go through with the grower every year.”

CRAIG COARTNEY | SEEDSMAN  | ASHMORE, IL

Visit Checklist

1

Track field history

2

Discuss planting expectations

3

Evaluate field conditions

4

Conduct stand counts

5

Note insect issues

Looking Ahead

Your Channel Seedsman is here to help put a plan together that covers the entire season. Today, no matter where crops grow, a thorough weed, disease and insect control plan is imperative. We will help you evaluate any options that would be of benefit based on your exact conditions.

NEXT STAGE : Vegetative
 
FCUS : STAGE 2

Vegetative Stage

A Healthy Start

As plants take root, your Seedsman will provide a personal consultation to set you up for success—scouting for nutrient deficiencies, checking for foliar diseases and inspecting for insect and weed pressure.

“I’ve never had another seed dealer provide this level of service before. The scouting and advice they provide on a regular basis is a big benefit to me.’’

STEVE PINNELL | GROWER  | COLE COUNTY, IL

Visit Checklist

1

Scout for nutrient deficiency

2

Check for foliar disease

3

Inspect for weeds

4

Note insect issues

Looking Ahead

This is a key time to begin preparations for the evaluation of overall plant health, weed and insect pressure and root digs. Luckily, your Seedsman will be with you every step of the way, making sure you are in the best position to succeed.

NEXT STAGE : Reproductive
 
FCUS : STAGE 3

Reproductive Stage

Watch the Plant. Watch out for Pests and Weeds.

This Field Check Up Series stage focuses on plant development and overall plant health. Your Seedsman will evaluate the plant, looking for signs of heat, moisture issues and any nutrient deficiencies. This is also when pests and weeds can arrive in full force, so we need to be ready to respond if pressure is high.

“We make these visits to show growers that we’re committed to their operation, year-round, not just when it’s time to sell them some seed. They can be confident that we’ll be out there looking for problems and helping them make management decisions along the way.”

JEROMIE ALLEN | SEEDSMAN  | STEWARTSVILLE, MO

Visit Checklist

1

Evaluate pollination

2

Complete weed evaluation

3

Dig and compare roots

4

Evaluate node/root mass

5

Collect soil samples

6

Measure plant stands

7

Recommend fungicides

Looking Ahead

All things considered, pollination is the biggest hurdle we have to clear. Your Seedsman will be with you, scouting fields and watching reports for damage or weeds problems. From there, we begin working with you to set a range of expectations for harvest.

NEXT STAGE : Maturity
 
FCUS : STAGE 4

Maturity

The Home Stretch

This stage of the Field Check Up Series includes final preparations and inspections for harvest. We’re evaluating plant health and monitoring final development of crops.

“It’s a simple truth that healthy plants deliver better yields. We’re always looking for ways that we can help plants produce a healthy yield in all kinds of conditions.”

LANCE WARDERMAN | SEEDSMAN  | NAPERVILLE, IL

Visit Checklist

1

Estimate yields

2

Develop harvest schedule

3

Weigh side-by-sides

4

Develop combine call list

5

Evaluate harvest goals

6

Provide Custom Crop Report

Looking Ahead

Look to your Seedsman to help you recap your season performance with a Custom Crop Report and a plan that will help you maximize next year’s performance. To optimize the success of your operation, through expert advice and customized service, contact a Channel Seedsman in your area.

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