As farms increase in size and complexity, so does their ability to vertically integrate. With wheat, for example, this might mean processing, milling and sacking flour for distribution to retailers downstream. But when looking upstream, this might mean treating seed on farm.
Without doing much research or understanding that “precision” has also been adopted by the seed treatment industry, this might seem like a worthwhile investment, but there are six key reasons why farmers should consider leaving the application of seed treatments to seed retailers and distributors. These include the following.
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