IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN USING SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENT, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING.
The number one thing I hear from farmers who tell me they aren’t using seed treatment is, “I’ve tried it before, and I didn’t get much out of it.”
Most seed treatments in the past had a couple fungicides and maybe an inoculant. It’s also possible you may have had an insecticide in there, but most products in the past have not had that.
Today, Hefty Complete gives you 38 components! Whatever you’ve used in the past, if it hasn’t come from us, the most you’ve probably gotten has been 5 components. When you go to 38, like you find in Hefty Complete, you will likely see much better results.
HERE ARE THE 3 THINGS I WOULD ASK YOU TO LOOK FOR AS YOU COMPARE OUR SEED TREATMENT VS. AN UNTREATED ACRE PLANTED THE SAME DAY SIDE-BY-SIDE.
If you can be out there the day the treated beans pop out of the ground, you will almost certainly see the treated seed emerging hours, if not days sooner than the untreated beans.
MORE CONSISTENT STANDS.
Within a few days after the emergence, please do stand counts. Most of the time we find thicker stands where Hefty Complete has been used.
CHECK YIELD VERY CLOSELY.
The cost of Hefty Complete is less than 2 bushels of soybeans. Do you see 2-bushel yield differences show up on your yield monitor? How about 4 bushels? Of course not. It usually takes 8, 10, or 12-busel yield differences to even register on your yield monitor. Our request if you aren’t a believer in seed treatments, is to weigh each pass because we are extremely confident that on average, you’ll get more than 2 bushels of soybeans back each fall.
In 2020, we are expecting more challenges with insects, diseases, and achieving perfect stands due to all the issues we saw in 2019. Going into this year there are more cover crops out there, more weeds, likely more insects, and more compaction. Of all years, 2020 is probably the year seed treatments could pay better than ever. Also, while our standard seed treatment package doesn’t contain Heads Up (for white mold), Saltro (for SDS and SCN), or ILeVO (for SDS and SCN), we can certainly add any of these to your seed upon request.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
We expect the average grower to double or triple his investment on average using Hefty Complete, with more consistent yield gains than any other seed treatment in the industry.
This is possible because of the many different active ingredients in Hefty Complete. Some years diseases are worse. Other years its insects. Sometimes you just need more nitrogen or other nutrients. Hefty Complete has a diverse offering of benefits that lead to success in almost any situation.
This is a PROVEN, EFFECTIVE product that will INCREASE YOUR NET INCOME.
HERE’S WHAT DOES COME STANDARD WITH HEFTY COMPLETE SOYBEAN SEED TREATMENT:
With the highest rhizobia count in the industry, you can expect more nitrogen production and uptake. Plus, we include an extender for long-lasting viability on the seed.
4 SYSTEMIC FUNGICIDES
By bumping up the fungicide count and diversity, you’ll control more diseases later in the season. We commonly see tough diseases like pythium, rhizoctonia, and phytophthora suppressed for a couple months!
To make this an even bigger selling point for you, Hefty Complete comes with the only insect guarantee we know of in the industry. You can get up to 2 free resprays for soybean aphids, bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, and cutworms if they show up at an economic threshold throughout most of the season. Talk to one of our agronomists about the details to the respray program.
Nutri-Cycle ST provides 26 active, beneficial strains of bacteria and fungi found in Hefty Compete Soybean. This alone has shown an average gain of 3.75 bushels/acre in our research. Used in Hefty Complete as a soil amendment, the bacteria and fungi begin working in the soil right away to make the most vital nutrients readily available for the young soybean in our observations. Increased cold, salt, and drought tolerance, more developed root systems, and improved nutrient uptake are other benefits we have seen from Nutri-Cycle.
This is perhaps the most exciting differentiator of Hefty Complete Soybean Seed Treatment. HeatShield is comprised of beneficial fungi designed to symbiotically live within the plant as it grows and develops. We have found these fungi to increase tolerance to cold and salty soils, drought, and heat, along with general plant health enhancements. In normal conditions, HeatShield has demonstrated a 2-6% yield advantage in many of our trials, but in fields under severe stress, we have seen huge gains.
I often tell seed companies and seed treatment providers I couldn’t care less about how well their product works if it doesn’t flow out of the seed tender and the planter. We have tested thousands of combinations to find the very best seed treatment mix for both efficacy and seed flowability, as well as reduced dust-off.
WE ALSO OFFER FREE HEFTY COMPLETE FOR REPLANTS
when Hefty Compete was used on the first planting.
FINALLY, AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY,
our price point is very similar to competitive products that only contain 4 or 5 components, despite the fact we have 38 components, free resprays, free seed treatment for replants, and far superior yields to other seed treatments. Even our agronomists have asked me why we have priced Hefty Complete at this level, because I’ve had many of our people tell me, “We can sell this product for several dollars per acre more, based on our emergence, stands, and yield results.” Here is my response to that. Unlike other seed companies, we aren’t trying to get rich selling seed treatments. We are trying to provide you with a great value on the seed treatment so you use it on every acre. Then, when our beans outyield the competitors’ (which usually happens), you will be more likely to buy beans from us again in the future.
I realize this article probably seems like a sales pitch to you, but our goal is always to bring you products at a good price that deliver a great value and an excellent chance for a positive return on investment. If you aren’t currently using our seed treatment or our beans, I would challenge you to put 5 of our varieties with Hefty Complete vs. 5 competitive varieties with the competitor’s standard seed treatment. I would be shocked if our average yield isn’t at least a bushel or two more than the competitor’s. Since our pricing is likely the same or less, that means more money in your pocket.
HELPS PROTECT YOUR SOYBEANS FROM
SEED AND SEEDLING DISEASES
Water soaking and seed rot caused by pythium infection.
Damping off caused by phytophthora root and stem rot.
Soybean roots infected with the fungus that causes rhizoctonia seedling blight and root rot.
If you use Hefty Complete Soybean and have problems late in the season with soybean aphids (top), bean leaf beetles (upper middle), black cutworm (lower middle), or grasshoppers (bottom), you may be eligible for up to two free spray applications post-emerge.