How can farmers use limited resources such as time, labor and others more efficiently at harvest time? The first step is creating a harvest "road map," which is a plan mapping out which fields you will harvest in which order based upon various crop data collected throughout the growing year.

Growers who plant Channel seed have an extra advantage in putting this plan together—the expertise of a Channel Seedsman.

Channel Seedsmen provide growers with more than elite seed products, which are developed through the Monsanto technology pipeline. They also provide their customers with expert advice and customized service. One of the ways Channel Seedsmen provide this unique, high-touch service is through Field Check Up Series on-farm visits at key stages of crop development: seedling, vegetative, reproductive and maturity.

In late August through mid-September, Seedsmen...