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The Seed Source and MeristemJoin Forces for Nebraska Farmers

Veteran Seed Supplier Lowell Schardt Now Has

New Tools to Enhance ROI On Every Acre

Columbus, Ohio (AgPR) Feb. 1, 2022—Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC ( and Lowell Schardt of The Seed Source, Inc., Wayne, Neb., today announced a new dealership agreement to serve farmers in Nebraska.

Under the new relationship, Lowell and his staff of The Seed Source will carry the Meristem Crop Performance product line and become Meristem’s ally in helping Nebraska farmers make the most of every dollar they spend on crop inputs.

“The Seed Source crew is well-known in Nebraska for providing solid agronomic advice that helps growers make the most of every seed they offer,” said Mitch Eviston, Meristem Founder and CEO, in announcing the agreement. “We’re excited to be able to come alongside to help them serve their farmer-customers and also gain from their field experience and input as we add new products.”

Schardt says he views adding the Meristem portfolio as a logical next step in carrying out the The Seed Source mission of improving return on investment (ROI) for every farmer the company serves.

“We believe planting the right seed is just the beginning in achieving higher yields,” said Schardt, The Seed Source President. “Real success depends on having a sound crop management strategy and agronomic insight. Now we’ll be able to add high-quality Meristem products that will boost yields at a price point that will allow growers a better ROI.”

The Seed Source will add the Meristem product portfolio to their Maximum Profit System™, a proven system that continually aims at greater profitability for growers. Meristem’s product portfolio includes seed treatments under the brand RACEREADY™ and HOPPER THROTTLE™, REVLINE™ plant growth regulators, TRUTRACK™ drift control, AQUADRAFT™ water conditioners and surfactants, UPSHIFT™ starter fertilizers and HOMESTRETCH™ nitrogen stabilizers, micronutrients, and foliar nutritionals. Of special interest is a line of biologicals Meristem is bringing to market, including EXCAVATOR™, a new biological designed to break down tough crop residue.

“Our focus is to have farmers see the seed meet its potential,” says Schardt. “We’ve got world-class germplasm and genetics – we want to help farmers make the most of every seed they put in the ground. Meristem has high-quality products that can help us do exactly that.”

“We’ve set up Meristem to cut waste from the distribution channel while providing high-quality crop input additives to help American farmers increase yield and reduce costs, so they are more competitive in a global market,” adds Eviston. “Now, with the help of Lowell Schardt and The Seed Source, we’ll be able to connect with more of the farmers who can benefit.”

About Merisem Crop Performance Group, LLC

Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC ( is one of the fastest-growing crop input companies in America. Meristem sources, formulates, and delivers high-quality crop inputs to farmers at the least cost possible, at savings up to 30 percent. By helping farmers and local independent agribusinesses make the most of their infrastructure and intellectual property investments, the company improves productivity and removes waste in the established distribution channel. Meristem is led by a world-class team of ag professionals passionate about creating the most efficient channel to move innovative practices and novel technologies to market for the benefit of the American Farmer.


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