Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred news release

Pioneer Hi-Bred's planting rate calculator, a tool used by Pioneer sales professionals, offers growers the ability to further customize planting and seed options to meet the needs of their individual farming operations.

Experts at Pioneer, a DuPont business, say the planting rate calculator factors in grain and seed prices and yield environment to determine seeding rate for maximum economic yield.

"The planting rate calculator is a tool that allows growers to examine all aspects of their input costs," said Steve Paszkiewicz, Pioneer senior research scientist. "With this type of tool, growers can factor in their potential return based on seed costs relative to yield potential. This number gives growers a more complete cost analysis