Sign Up for 2022 Collaborative Trials on SeedLinked

The SeedLinked Seed Search is powered by grower reviews, comments, and photos generated by growers participating in collaborative trials on the platform. We invite you to be part of our mission to make the seed system more collaborative and transparent by signing up to be part of a collaborative trial in 2022!

2021 Midwest Broccoli Trial Results

We conducted a replicated broccoli trial at the Southern Research and Outdoor Center (SROC) in Waseca, Minnesota, where we inoculated plots with black rot (Xanthamonascampestris pv. campestris). We also partnered with 80 farmers and gardeners to conduct mini-trials at their farms. Our goal was to screen for varieties of broccoli with tolerance to the pathogens black rot (Xcc) and Alternaria (Alternaria brassicicola). This report outlines preliminary results from the trials. Due to the hot, dry summer in the Midwest, disease pressure was minimal, particularly in the early planting.

2021 SeedLinked Collaborative Trial Results

In 2021, SeedLinked organized and hosted three collaborative trials for three different crops – indeterminate paste tomatoes, fresh market bush green beans, and jalapenos. The goal of each trial was to grow well-known varieties side-by-side with newly released hybrid and open-pollinated varieties and freely share the results on our Seed Search and in this blog with growers, seed companies, and anyone else who is interested.

Digging into SeedLinked Trial Results

Alright! You’ve finished entering reviews, adding photos, comments, and have completed your collaborative trial. Now you’re done being on SeedLinked until the next growing season. Not so quick! There are many benefits of staying engaged on SeedLinked. The primary reason is access to trial results to help better inform your seed choices for the next growing season.

Getting Started on the SeedLinked Community Feed

Hooray! The SeedLinked Community Feed is now live on our web platform and mobile apps (Apple Store and Google Play). We invite you to login and make a post today! This brand new SeedLinked feature is a culmination of years of work to help connect the dots between the Seed Explorer and Track tab on our platform.