DLF Select - High Purity Seed End-to-end quality control – our investment in your future To develop DLF Select we have evaluated every aspect of our processes to produce more high-performance, high-purity seed. We have selected our best varieties, placed them for production with the most skilled growers and the cleanest fields. Specialist DLF employees work to clean the seed on dedicated cleaning lines to ensure optimal purity. This is why we Planning Sowing the field to harvesting the seed takes up to two years. So we start planning production two years in advance. Through early planning of varieties and quantities – and by working closely with customers – we ensure the availability of pure seed. Selected growers Getting weed free fields for production of DLF Select requires focus on weed control in the years before the actual production. For DLF Select we choose our most experienced growers who devote their cleanest fields to the growing of the purest crops. Harvest As harvest approaches, our field consultants and the growers inspect the fields. If they find weeds or other grasses in the field or along the borders, they isolate these areas from the rest of the harvest. When the harvesters move in, they collect only clean seed. Analysis The cleaned seed lot is analysed and labelled with the correct quality grade. Separate storage DLF Select seed is stored separately from other seed at the farm, and clearly marked to make it easily identifiable when we take it in for cleaning. Cameras To improve the process, we have cameras by the cleaning lines to analyse seed samples. If they spot contaminants we adjust the machines to keep only clean seed in the box.
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