Few farmers today can afford to sacrifice anything in the way of efficiency. Even a slight reduction in crop yields can make it difficult to turn a profit, and a single problem of this kind can be difficult to overcome.
Most farmers make grateful use of every possible means of obtaining an advantage. Properly treated seeds tend to be much more likely to germinate and grow into highly productive plants. While farmers frequently feel obliged to make use of such assets, there are many associated problems.
An Advantage With Too Many Obvious Drawbacks for Most
In particular, farmers regularly complain about factors including the following when it comes to treated seeds.
- Cost. Compared to seeds provided in unprocessed, natural form, those that have been treated to improve viability and yield tend to be a good deal more expensive. This fact alone will often eat away significantly at the benefits such seeds can potentially deliver.
- Commitment. Providers of treated seeds tend to require their customers place orders well ahead of planting time. As so much can change in the space of a few months, this often works directly against the interests of farmers. Whether because of a change in weather or a modified planting plan, being forced to buy seeds so far in advance can be costly itself.
- Inflexibility. Relying on a second-party provider for treated seeds also means submitting to its requirements in other ways, as well. Where a particular farm’s situation and characteristics might merit a slight tweak to a seed treatment, providers will not always be happy to comply.
Putting Farmers Back in Control
While the benefits that treated seeds can deliver are often considerable, their downsides can be, as well. Fortunately, there are now other options for farmers to look into, and many are liking what they discover.
My Yield Seed Treaters, for example, allow farmers to handle the seed treatment process themselves. For the price of a modest initial investment, farmers can cut themselves loose from the dependency on suppliers that so often proves to be difficult to bear. That can make it much easier to enjoy the significant advantages treated seeds can provide without the usual downsides.