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Find the Right Seed for a Successful Planting Season


Feb 12, 2021 12:28:45 PM

Selecting and planting the right crops is essential when preparing for a successful planting season. As the winter months come to an end and you begin to order seeds for your land, you’ll find dozens of possible spring oats and other varieties to choose from. Whatever you’re in the market for, there are a few important factors to consider to ensure you find the best seeds for your needs. 

Getting ready for planting season 

Planting season is quickly approaching! The window for spring planting typically falls between mid-February to mid-March, depending on your planting zone. Find what to plant in your planting zone for each month here! 

When selecting your seeds for the upcoming planting season you’ll want to consider a couple of factors for your land, including: 

  • Soil type 

  • Climate

  • Precipitation 

Planting for your region 

Your location plays a large role in selecting the right crops to plant on your land. Certain seeds are well adapted to different zones, either thriving in warmer conditions or cooler conditions. Depending on your region, you’ll either shop for warm-season seeds or cool-season seeds. You’ll also need to consider the amount of rainfall or irrigation your crop will receive. Not sure where to find this information? We always include these details in our product descriptions.


The right seeds for your needs 

In addition to the conditions and characteristics of your environment, you’ll want to identify the intended purpose of your crop. From vegetables to cover crops, there are different seeds to meet your different needs. For example, if you need a crop that will support grazing and hay production for livestock, spring oats will be an excellent option for you. See featured seed blends for planting season below.

BlogTemplate-15-1Our cultivation experts combined this quality selection of warm-season grasses and legumes to create this fast-growing blend. Fuel deer with nutrient and protein-rich feed to support bucks’ growing antlers and does raising their fawns.



BlogTemplate-16Provide food and cover to multiple bird species, including dove, quail, pheasant, and turkey. This quick to establish seed blend is made up of Cowpeas, Proso Millet, WGF Grain Sorghum, Black Oil Sunflower, Soybeans, Sorghum Almum, Hegari, and Okra.



BlogTemplate-17This fast-growing forage variety is great for hay operations, producing medium-height, high yielding oats with plump, short, and white kernels. Commonly used for forage, erosion control, and weed prevention while improving the soil quality of your land.



BlogTemplate-18With excellent persistence, this fast establishing variety is endophyte-free and offers excellent seedling vigor for a healthy, high yielding permanent pasture. This medium maturing, soft leaf tall fescue variety is adapted for hay and pasture production.


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The Curtis and Curtis difference 

Prepare for a prosperous planting season when you partner with your friends in the seed industry! From residential to agricultural, we have the widest selection of high-quality seed to support you through any seed project. With over 65 years of industry experience, our team has seen it all and offers personal consulting to help you make the most of your seed investment. 

The Curtis and Curtis difference is a promise that every single seed that earns our label has been responsibly sourced and tested, exceeding our rigorous multi-point inspection. Check out our Seed Finder tool to find the right seed for your land or contact our team to speak with an expert today.

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