Soybean seed price will continue to be a major driver of seed sales in 2011. Preliminary quotes on base seed price (minus discounts, seed treatment, and promotions) have ranged from the mid $30’s (conventional) to the high-$50’s (RR2Y®) on a per-bag, untreated basis. Growers are also challenged with a multitude of seed treatment offerings that not only confound variety selection, but also significantly increase seed price. Such a huge discrepancy in price and seed treatment options has growers struggling over their 2011 variety selection decisions.
Soil Science Extension
University of Wisconsin Madison