CruiserMaxx at 140,000 seeds per acre had a 71% chance of increasing profit over the base case, and on average for all environments, increased profit by $10 per acre. ApronMaxx and the untreated check obtained breakeven probabilities greater than 50% at rates of 100,000 and 120,000 seeds per acre. However, the average profit increases for all outcomes was minimal (less than $3 per acre). CruiserMaxx produced breakeven probabilities greater than 50% for all seeding rates except at 40,000 seeds per acre, and the average profit increase for all outcomes was more than $17 per acre at a rate between 80,000 and 120,000 seeds per acre. Furthermore, the lowest risk (89%) and largest average profit increase for all outcomes ($20 per acre) with CruiserMaxx was at its economically optimal seeding rate (94,000 seeds per acre).

Source: Both charts taken from research report: “Economic Risk and Profitability of Soybean Seed Treatments at Reduced Seeding Rates,” researched and compiled by Adam P Gaspar, Shawn P Conley and John Gaska, Department of Agronomy and Paul Mitchell, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://bit.ly/1jVpiIR

seeding rate by seed treatment