Producers looking for high-performance seed with the technology to provide superior results now have an answer: Integra Fortified Seed. Integra builds a strong crop foundation, improves performance and yields, and protects a producer's valuable seed investment.

Integra chooses the best trait and genetic components for each crop and region, and then fortifies every seed with Manifest, a unique treatment system that improves seedling development. The only fortified seed on the market, Integra's hybrids and varieties start with the best trait technologies around — names like Roundup Ready, YieldGard, Clearfield, and coming this fall, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, Monsanto's newest soybean technology. Seed species include corn, canola, sunflowers, alfalfa, sorghum, leafy silage and soybeans.

“Growers want seed that produces healthy, thriving crops and profitable yields,” said Troy Johnson, national director of seed and technology for Wilbur-Ellis Co., owner of Integra Seed. Integra goes beyond this key objective by fortifying each seed with the patented Manifest Treatment System, a key differentiator in the seed industry.

Manifest offers a unique form of protection from yield-robbing stress and diseases and gives Integra seed improved plant stand and vigor, increased rate of canopy closure and improved uptake of nutrients.

“First, Integra assembles advanced trait technologies with superior, locally selected genetics that perform in a grower's particular soil type and growing environment,” Johnson explained. “And then we apply a customized Manifest seed treatment that combines patented technology with distinctive and naturally occurring plant extracts considered essential for normal plant growth and development. The formula varies by seed type and is complemented by other carefully selected and proven components.”

The Integra team includes experts in traits, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, plant nutrition, and application technology. The fortified seed company also backs qualified purchases with the I-Plan, Integra's 100 percent replant guarantee.

Integra Fortified Seed with Manifest is available through dealers in the following areas: Arizona, California, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. To locate a dealer or learn more about Integra Fortified Seed go to www.IntegraSeed.com.