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Golden Harvest® helps farmers select the right product for their farm with E-Luminate®

  • Premier digital ag platform provides more precise seed placement and enables local Golden Harvest Seed Advisors to help farmers achieve maximum yield potential
  • Designed to extrapolate seed characteristics across all terrains and environmental pressures for application to all field conditions
  • Available exclusively to Golden Harvest Seed Advisors

MINNETONKA, Minn., USA, Aug. 29, 2018 Golden Harvest® announced today the rollout of E-Luminate®, an exclusive digital offering that draws upon extensive agronomic data to help farmers make more informed seed selection decisions. This unique seed placement tool is available to Golden Harvest Seed Advisors for use with their customers to have field-level discussion around selecting the right hybrid.

E-Luminate enables Golden Harvest Seed Advisors to quickly assess field characteristics and choose the best products and management practices on a field-by-field basis. 

  • It uses GIS-based mapping for immediate assessment of soil characteristics. 
  • Additionally, details specific to weed, disease and insect pressures can be considered to generate recommendations for Golden Harvest seed that performs consistently for each field condition. 
  • With E-Luminate, seed recommendations reflect actual performance comparisons across varieties, by year and region, powered by the precision of statistical analysis. 
  • The results appear in a visual dashboard that compares and contrasts seed varieties.

“Golden Harvest offers a diverse portfolio of corn hybrids and soybean varieties to maximize yield in a wide variety of environments,” said Bruce Battles, head of seeds agronomy. “But high-quality seed is only part of the equation; product placement is crucial for realizing optimal yield. A number of factors can make seed selection a real challenge, but E-Luminate simplifies the equation.”

The introduction of E-Luminate builds upon and leverages the extensive data that fuels the Golden Harvest plant breeding program.

“In addition to aggressively using data and analytics to make better decisions throughout the plant breeding process, we looked at how we could translate that data science into an improved farmer experience,” said Paul Bonnett, portfolio delivery manager, digital agriculture, for Golden Harvest. “In doing so, we were able to use modeling to determine how products are likely to perform in local environments, leading to the eventual development of E-Luminate.”

When combined with the local agronomic knowledge of a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor, the applied data and modeling for seed selection in E-Luminate helps farmers create comprehensive field solutions to maximize their genetic and profit potential.

To learn more about the best hybrid for your agronomic needs, speak with your local Golden Harvest Seed Advisor or visit

About Golden Harvest
Golden Harvest Seeds has been rooted in genetics, agronomy and service since 1973, offering in-depth seeds expertise combined with the local agronomic know-how of an independent Seed Advisor to maximize yield on each field. Today, every Golden Harvest hybrid and variety is bred with the individual needs of hardworking farmers in mind. Find more information at Follow us on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

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