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New tool empowers corn farmers with custom prescription seeding rates

Golden Harvest Seeding Rate Selector now helps farmers maximize yield potential

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, April 6, 2021 – Golden Harvest® corn farmers now have access to the Seeding Rate Selector, a digital tool that helps farmers estimate the most economical seeding rate for individual hybrids and yield environments. The Seeding Rate Selector is another example of Golden Harvest’s commitment to delivering data-driven solutions to farmers.
The Golden Harvest Seeding Rate Selector is now available to help farmers create customized prescription seeding rates. Source: Syngenta

“Golden Harvest makes an extensive investment in agronomic research, and this tool is an example of how we bring our data and research to life to benefit our farmers,” said Bruce Battles, technical agronomy manager at Syngenta Seeds. “The Seeding Rate Selector will help farmers act upon the data we’ve gathered by creating customized prescription seeding rates for specific hybrids in their specific environments.”

Seeding rate calculations are based on two or more years of data per hybrid, collected at 70 or more trial locations each year. Trialing across many environments increases the ability to predict how individual corn hybrids should be spaced and managed. 

The free, easily accessible Seeding Rate Selector allows farmers to enter several variables, including hybrid, input costs and yield goal, to determine the optimal seeding rate per acre. Insights from the tool enable farmers to enhance return on investment potential by identifying opportunities where yields might be negatively impacted by over- or underseeding.

“Farmers shouldn’t have to guess at what their seeding rate should be,” said Battles. “All fields and hybrids are different, and a generic seeding rate recommendation in a seed guide isn’t sufficient. The Seeding Rate Selector takes this into consideration, providing farmers with specific rate prescriptions so that they can have the best experience with our products in relation to their local conditions.”
Source: Syngenta

Golden Harvest Seed Advisors can help fine-tune seeding rate estimates even further and build planter seeding rate scripts within the E-Luminate® digital agronomy platform. To learn more about the Golden Harvest corn Seeding Rate Selector and develop a customized prescription seeding rate, contact a Golden Harvest Seed Advisor or visit

To learn more about Golden Harvest Agronomy in Action research trials, download a free copy of the Agronomy in Action 2021 Research Review.

The Golden Harvest portfolio is available from Golden Harvest Seed Advisors, who combine high-yielding corn and soybean seed options with local agronomic knowledge and deliver a Service 365 year-round commitment to doing whatever it takes to yield results for farmers. To find your local, independent Seed Advisor and gain more information on Golden Harvest corn and soybeans, visit

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The Seeding Rate Selector is being provided to you for information purposes only and for your private use in preparing your own calculations. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information and formulas, no guarantee is given or responsibility taken by Syngenta for the accuracy of the calculations or the applicability to your particular circumstances. SYNGENTA PROVIDES THIS SEEDING RATE SELECTOR AND ANY RESULT THEREFROM AS-IS, WHERE-IS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITH NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS IN USING THE SEEDING RATE SELECTOR AND RELYING ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SYNGENTA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF SAVINGS OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF SYNGENTA HAS BEEN NOTIFIED AS SUCH.

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