Bottom Line Results
Your Most Profitable Acres
Our fathers taught us that it is better to buy a tool and learn to use it for a lifetime, than it is to hire a fix every year. We see a lot of farmers with high capacity sprayers and a generation eager to earn their place on the farm and believe the equipment updates in the last several years make weed and insect control a game changer for the professional farm. We also see farmers partner to own these sprayers and working out ways to apply late nitrogen, cover crops or other “extra” work that makes a difference to their bottom line.
Upon these belief and experience we see Spectrum Premium Non-GMO being the most profitable acres on the farm. This occurs as the result of our top line genetics and also our fair prices and how the two combine with solid agronomic practices on the farm.
We promise to remain sensitive to the bottom line results on the farm. If you make more money using our products we trust you will come back year after year. As more do this, we promise to continue to select and produce the best germ-plasm at the best prices we can. If we fulfill our part, and you fulfill yours, we should be able to provide high food grade, low contaminant grain together for a many years.
- Learn more about “Making Your Non-GMO Acres Your Most Profitable Acres” in this webinar recording by Scott Odle. (Image below on minute 11:14 of the webinar.)
Premium Food Grade Grain Adds Revenue
Quality Adds Value
Our premium genetics are not to be confused with premium grain premiums. Our genetics yield because of the care we place in breeding and product selection for your environment. But, when it comes to selling non-GMO or selling food-grade grain, we have paid extra special attention, because we know these qualities can drive top line revenue for you (in select market areas.)
- Learn more about “Where can I sell my Non-GMO corn for a premium?” in this blog.
- Spectrum hybrids listed on national grain companies certified lists. Click here to learn more.
- Sell Non-GMO for a Premium in the Dairy Industry. Click here to learn more.
- Click here to read more Non-GMO marketing blogs.
When buyers begin offering 50 cents or more per bushel your ears should perk up. Across 230 bushel per acre that alone drives $115 per acre of value. Considering most of our customers actually enjoy reduced input costs by using other pest control methods a $150+ /acre swing in profit on 2,000 acres of corn is $300,000. That’s the kind of money that buys farms and sends kids to college. If you have a market that we are not yet an approved genetic supplier, please contact us as we are eagerly sending test grain to these buyers to assure we can support you.
Marketing Premium Non-GMO
Beyond the higher yields at lower prices, Spectrum is in close contact with many of the grain buyers in the industry to help our customers take advantage of Premium opportunities for marketing their Non-GMO grain. Click here to find a location near you.
How to Farm Without Traits
Weed control without glyphosate is something many farmers are closer to these days than they realize. Most do burn down or pre-emerge programs that include residual herbicides and spend nearly as much on these herbicides that are doing the heavy lifting year in and year out. Backing off the glyphosate trait is a hurdle that some make, and when they do, it frees up a budget line item to pay for tools you get to keep.
With inconsistent insect pressure in mind, Spectrum has taken the stance that the ideal scenario does not involve using traits when we don’t know we’re going to need them, just as we shouldn’t be applying insecticides when the pressure isn’t there. So, Spectrum has partnered with Spensa Technologies to give growers the ability to view important pest population data for insects such as Corn Earworm, Western Bean Cutworm, and European Corn Borer in real-time. Click here to learn more.
Already applying insecticide through your seed treatment or post spray? No worries, we can deliver the best treatments in the industry as well.
Not only is Spectrum committed to producing premium Non-GMO corn hybrids, but we’re also committed to leading the way in technology and data solutions that will positively impact your bottom line. Click here to learn more about our technology solutions.
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Are you ready to go non-GMO?
A winning non-GMO program starts with hybrids that best suit your management practices. Spectrum's Non-GMO Seed Specialists can tell you what will work and what you should avoid. Ready to go non-GMO? Give us a call today!
Have questions about farming with Non-GMO?
Have questions about raising a non-GMO corn crop? Follow the link below for our online resources. Can't find an answer to your question? Give us a call!