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Published
16 .Sep.2021

Seed Production is a Planning Game

Producing nuts & bolts is a matter of storing a few ingredients and push the button and the production starts. Anytime of the year. Consumption of nuts and bolts are all year round. No peaks…

Seed grower

Grass and clover seed production is a far more complex process and there is only one option to ensure availability: You have to be able to plan ahead, look into the crystal bowl and try to forecast supply and demand well ahead of the time the seed is needed by end users.

A seed company’s nightmare is to have empty stocks and at the same time customers willing to buy seed. On the other hand, if supply is abundant caused by overproduction whether from high yields or poor planning leads to:

  • Price pressure
  • Longer storage time and higher risk of losing germination
  • Increased storage costs

Read more about how to ensure a stable seed supply in this article