Seedwest offers a line of high-quality dry bean and lima bean seeds to ensure customers are processing a top-level product.
Exceptional Seed Quality
When you need exceptional seed quality combined with incredible selection, you need Seedwest seed. Seedwest provides a product offering that meets the grower’s demand for consistent quality, purity, pumped-up performance and disease resistance in the field.
Seedwest offers a line of high-quality dry bean and lima bean seeds to ensure customers are processing a top-level product. Produced only in the ideal climate of the Western U.S., Seedwest’s rigorous quality assurance program produces prime-quality seed that meets both growers’ and processors’ needs.
Seedwest consistently meets and maintains high-quality standards thanks to a full-time staff of expert agronomists. Highly trained and experienced, they arrange for production from seed stock and oversee production and harvesting. They make recommendations by area and variety for insect control, weed control, soil fertility, irrigation and harvesting.
Eye on the Future
Seedwest’s world-class research and development program, based in Caldwell, Idaho, is continually innovating to take customers’ products to the next level. Focus is placed on enhancing quality, production and performance in the classes, varieties and species that customers process.
Key Benefits of Seedwest Seeds
Our Seedwest seeds offer the following benefits:
Excellent, consistent seed quality
Genetically pure, virtually disease-free seed
Strict quality control program
Wide selection of dry bean and lima bean seeds
A Range of Edible Bean Seeds
Our extensive seed selection includes lima beans and the following types of dry beans:
Every Seedwest seed is produced with quality in mind. A stringent quality assurance program ensures our seeds are superior, both inside and out.
Rigorous Seed Stock Program
To provide customers with genetically pure, virtually disease-free seed, Seedwest maintains a rigorous seed stock program and strictly monitors production and harvesting. Along with regular field and windrow inspections, every combine is inspected and, if necessary, cleaned before entering a field.
After harvest, all seed is meticulously cleaned using state-of-the-art equipment including mills, destoners, aspirators, rice mills, electric eyes and handpick tables. In addition, all milling and processing equipment is completely emptied and cleaned between each variety, followed by a contrasting class lot to ensure purity.
Without GMO Labeling
Seedwest seed is GMO-free—no genetically modified organisms are used in production or in research and development. In addition, the seed is identity preserved. A designated number follows each bulk box of seed during processing, treating and packaging. That means every seed can be traced back to the grower, field and variety.
Seed Agency Standards
All crops and seed must pass seed agency standards. Seedwest seed is produced under the crop improvement certification program, the state Department of Agriculture inspection program and under licensing agreements with private companies.
A Seedwest Seed's Life
Seeds are sampled for germination both upon receipt and after packaging and are then sent for outside analysis.
Seeds are treated using one of the most effective, safe treatments on the market. For dry beans, that is Maxim®, Apron XL®, Rancona, Vibrance and a polymer slurry coating, which almost eliminates “dusting off” problems, protecting seed handlers. Pea and lima bean seed receive similar treatments.
Each seed bag receives a tag that contains the purity evaluation, germination, seed treatment, classification and seed count.
After treating, the seed is bagged, palletized and then shrink-wrapped or packed in bulk totes.