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Field Trials

Two of Sanders’ core principles are grower success and innovation. We believe that all products should be thoroughly tested in order to determine effectiveness and return on investment. Through a robust, independent field testing system, Sanders® is able to analyze new products and production practices.


While small plot, replicated research has tremendous value, whole-field trials are essential to validate results under real world conditions and improve grower confidence.  Using innovative techniques, products are tested in professionally-managed production level research trials for seed, crop protection products, and other agricultural inputs.   We use a variety of precision ag tools including GPS, yield monitors and imagery to collect thousands of data points that are spatially analyzed using proprietary statistical methods.  Trial data from multiple regions and growing conditions can be summarized to provide results that can be used to make confident recommendations.

Sanders works with growers and manufacturers to plan and manage field trials that achieve research goals, as well as generate data that will help grower-customers make the best decisions about which products will fit in their operations.