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Seed Buying Guide - 1
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Oct 1, 2012 03:03 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Nathan Lykins has his own special view of the seed industry. It's called a grain leg. The Hope, Ind., farmer scales the tower several times each season to cast a critical glance over the corn hybrids and soybean varieties growing below.

"It's amazing how the characteristics and variations between hybrids stand out from this vantage point," said Lykins. "It's a quick way to see if I achieved getting some diversity in my crop."

Lykins considers seed selection to be one of his main jobs -- one that requires picking the right genetics, but also ground-truthing purchases ...

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