Vol 9: 5 Types of People Who Use Seed Treaters

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If treating seed sounds difficult, time to clean out those ears. Unified Ag Solutions makes seed treating simple with user-friendly, highly innovative equipment—like the AT500H box-to-box seed treater, the LPV drum treater and the LPX2000 drum treater.

AT500H Seed Treater

LPV Drum Seed Treater

LPX2000 Drum Seed Treater

While seed treating isn’t for everyone, it is highly beneficial for several categories of individuals and businesses. Take a look at the 5 most common people who will benefit from a seed treater from UAS.

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As a seed dealer, opportunities flourish by possessing your own seed treater. First and foremost, your customers will view you as a full-service dealer. That means more products and services for them to choose from… and more ways you can boost profits. Instead of selling only naked seed, you can sell seed treatment and other chemistry, like inoculants, biologicals, nematicide and more.

With a more robust suite of services, you’ll build stronger relationships with your customers too. This could lead to more business down the road. Maybe one year a customer plants soybeans. But the next year, they want to plant corn. Who are they going to look to for corn seed treatment options? (Hint: It’s you.)

Also, purchasing your own seed treater means it’s your seed treater—not the seed company’s. So you can still provide seed treating services should a career shift pop up in the future.

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Seed companies who employ seed dealers can also benefit from seed treaters. If a farmer has a good experience with their dealer, that equates to a good experience with your company as a whole. So you gain more exposure, more brand awareness, and more opportunities to grow your business.

Plus, with the freedom to sell other products and services through downstream treating, your dealers will be motivated to build more relationships and increase their sales. That means more money for them, and for you.

On top of all of this, if you partner with UAS, we can work together to create your own custom seed treatment blend—further boosting brand awareness and customer confidence in your business.

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Weather, commodity prices, and a variety of other factors play into your seed-buying decisions throughout the year. By purchasing pre-treated seed, you could be stuck with it regardless if you plant it or not—the seed company might not buy it back, and you can’t sell it to an elevator.

If you’re a grower with a larger operation, owning a treater gives you boundless freedom during planting season. Instead of paying to get your seed treated, you can do it yourself and reap all the benefits. In other words, you’re cutting out the middleman—and all the costs that go with him. Best of all, treated seed means stronger plants… which means higher yields… which means more dollars in your pocket. It doesn’t cost to get a seed treater—it pays.

And should a circumstance arise where you can’t plant your seed, you have a better chance of returning it to the seed company by leaving it untreated.

If you only have 600 or 700 acres, purchasing your own treater may not be warranted. But if your neighbor also has several hundred acres, it might be worth looking into. UAS has worked with several customers who’ve split the cost of the treater—and all the benefits that come with it. UAS even offers portable treaters so you can move it back and forth with ease. 

Good fences make good neighbors. Smart, profitable decisions do too.

If you’re reading this, you may very well fall into one of the categories above. So if you want to boost yields and profits during planting season, consider getting a seed treater. UAS will help you select the perfect treater for your operation. And we’ll arm you with comprehensive training and 24/7 support—so you can boost your confidence and round out your knowledge on all things seed treating, too.

 

If you’re ready to get growing, we’re ready to help. For more in-depth information on seed treaters, contact UAS today at 888-402-4787 or click the button below.