US Cotton Growers Expand Acres Planted With New Herbicide Traits

In 2019, US cotton growers intend to plant the new herbicide traits (Enlist or Xtend) on 69% of total cotton acres; up from 61% last year.

During the late winter of 2019, Stratus interviewed 350 cotton growers to ask about their experiences in 2018, their views about the performance of each cotton seed brand and trait, and their planting intentions for 2019. The study found that Enlist or Xtend varieties…

Cotton Seed Brand Decisions Getting More Complex

Stratus Ag Research recently released the 2019 Cotton Seed & Trait Focus360 report. This report is designed is to enable Seed companies to understand evolving grower perceptions of cotton seed brands and traits.

Along with containing the grower views of the major cotton seed and trait brands in the USA, the following are a few key insights derived from the report. High yields drive seed brand decisions. Beyond yields, growers differ in their…

More than Just Yield - Importance of Secondary Attributes on the Rise for Canola Growers

In the fall of 2018, Stratus interviewed over 500 canola farmers from western Canada for the Canola Seed Focus360 report. The results from this survey highlight that yield and profitability are still the most important factors that farmers consider when choosing a brand of canola seed. Farmers are also now paying more attention to hybrids that also include other “key” attributes like clubroot tolerance and traits affecting harvestability.

Clubroot: The importance of clubroot is a growing concern for farmers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The impact of this disease can be devastating, and incidence is increasing across western Canada (source: Canola Council)  Based on this, it is…

It’s More Than Just Yield and Profitability Driving Canola Seed Brand Decisions in Western Canada

Stratus Ag Research recently released the 2018 Canola Seed Focus360 report. This report is designed to track growers’ experiences and reactions to the marketing efforts of the canola seed companies in Western Canada.

Along with containing the grower views of the major canola seed brands in the West, the following are key insights derived from the report. High profits and high yield continue to be the most important factors to growers when choosing…

New Report Released:  Independent Crop Advisor Feedback

Stratus Ag Research recently released the 2018 Canadian Independent Crop Advisor Feedback Report. Designed to measure the expectations for and the effectiveness of seed and crop protection manufacturer engagements with independent crop advisors. The report is a road map for companies to engage with independent agronomists in a meaningful way.

A few of the highlights from the report are included below: Independent crop advisors support companies with products that perform as promised; it is also important that companies stand behind the products they sell. It is important to keep independent…

New Report Released:  Yield and Consistency Drive Soybean Seed Brand Decisions

Stratus Ag Research recently released the 2018 Soybean Seed Focus360 report. Designed to track farmers’ customer experiences and reactions to soybean seed companies’ marketing efforts in Western Canada.

Along with containing the farmer views of the major soybean seed brands in the West, the following are key insights derived from the report: Value and trust are factors considered by farmers when assessing a soybean seed brand, but they…