AgriPro, a division of Syngenta Seeds, Inc., recently revised its website with new tools to help wheat growers on the Central Plains. The redesigned website, still found at www.AgriPro.com, includes a new wheat seeding rate calculator, blog updates from Regional Manager Greg McCormack, as well as a variety comparison tool, and an easy locator to find AgriPro Associates in a grower's immediate area.
The new wheat seeding rate calculator provides a simple yet important analytical tool allowing growers to better gauge how many pounds of seed to sow. Growers enter the percent germination and seed count information found on the certified seed tag or bulk seed certificate, as well as their expected stand loss, and get a seeding rate in pounds per acre that varies depending on the desired plant population per acre.
"The seeding rate calculator is our way of helping growers to start thinking about planting seed in terms of plants per acre, instead of just pounds per acre," says Central Plains Regional Manager, Greg McCormack. Seed too heavily and growers not only increase seed costs, but could also end up consuming valuable soil moisture or creating the potential for lodging. Seed too lightly, and growers can miss out on the yield potential of a certain variety.
With the increasing number of wheat varieties available, the revised web site also includes an easy-to-use tool that allows growers to compare different AgriPro varieties. With two mouse clicks, growers can quickly see how new and established varieties compare across some 18 different agronomic and quality traits. Information is pulled from AgriPro's long-term research database. Expanded resources are also available with variety trial data.
McCormack also maintains a weekly blog on the new web site, where he shares his observations about wheat conditions across the plains. "The amount of information on our new web site is unique," he says. "It's kind of a one-stop shop. Our retail associate listings have also improved with maps, email addresses and cell phone numbers."
Growers can locate their closest source of wheat seed using their zip code as a search tool. Google Maps provides the location of individual seed retailers.
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For more information contact Greg McCormack, Central Plains Key Account Lead, at 620-532-6283 or [email protected].