THE TRAITS OF CHAMPION SEED
IT’S ALL IN THE NAME
As one of the fastest growing independent seed companies in the country, we have the freedom to select from a wide range of genetic platforms and trait packages — matching it right down to the county level. From our seeds and soybeans to our people and partners — WE ONLY CHAMPION THE BEST.
THE CHAMPION SEED DEALER NETWORK
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We continue to build a strong team of local dealers and farmer dealers who believe in our company and our brand — and who have experienced first-hand the performance of our products. Before pushing a new product to customers, many of our farmer-dealers insist on growing it first. After all, if they can’t stand behind a product, how can they stand to sell it? Plus, being locally based, they understand the growing conditions in their specific geographies, which adds more weight to their claim when they say: Trust me, this works here.
WE ONLY CHAMPION THE BEST
The best traits you can find in corn, soybeans and most importantly — people. We stack honesty and integrity on top of dependability. We strive to build and maintain the broadest portfolio of genetics and traits. Whereas the biggest names in the game develop and sell their own genetics and traits, we aren’t limited to one gene pool — but instead have the freedom to select the best of the best from the top breeding programs to meet the varying needs of our customers. There’s something in our portfolio for every field on your farm — whether you’re in northeast Iowa or southwest Nebraska.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
In a word: Independence. Of course, every independent seed company will say the same thing. Therefore, the real answer is ACCESSIBILITY. We use the modest size of our company to our advantage, letting our customers and dealers know they can pick up the phone to call our owners, Brett or Seth anytime — and they will answer. Direct access to ownership is a rarity for independent seed companies and unheard of at the major corporations. After all, the bigger the company, the more distance that lies between customers and leadership. At Champion Seed, we stay close to our customers.
WE CHAMPION AGRONOMY
There’s a notion that everybody sells the same seed. So, we gain our advantage through relationships and agronomy. We take it state by state, county by county, field by field and zone by zone. We aim to support our customers with the timely, agronomic information they need to make successful decisions. Oftentimes, they trust our agronomists and seedsmen to outright select their corn and soybeans on their behalf. This trust is paramount to our success. The more we know about you and your fields, the more successful our recommendations will be.
Factors Affecting Stress
Disease and pest pressure and water uptake are potentially major yield-limiting factors for corn and soybeans, especially in a year when drought causes added stress on those crops at key points in the growing season like pollination.
“Start Strong” with Pre-emergence Herbicides
No matter which soybean trait platform you chose to go with from Champion Seed this season, don’t skimp on the pre. Using a pre-emergence herbicide with multiple modes of action and an effective residual is one of the most important factors to a strong start for your soybean fields.