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WEBINAR: Improved Seed Treatment Stewardship Through Innovation

In 2018, nearly 89 million acres each of corn and soybean were planted across the United States. The seed treatment products available for growers to use to protect these crops from damaging diseases, insects, and nematodes represent valuable tools during planting season. It is essential to ensure that these products are used in an efficient and responsible manner. The stewardship and sustainability of seed treatment products have been improved through several developments through the years. Although highlighted too infrequently, the inclusion of polymers in a seed treatment package is one way that the seed industry enhances the adhesion of active ingredients to the seed. Additionally, replacing traditional seed lubricants like talc, graphite, or a talc/graphite combination with more advanced fluency agents is becoming increasingly popular. Compared with traditional seed lubricants, these new fluency agents not only improve plantability while maintaining good flowability of seed through the planter, but also reduce the amount of dust and active ingredient potentially released during planting. These types of technological advancements provide better stewardship by reducing the potential exposure of pollinators and other non-target species in our agricultural landscapes. Click here to register.

1 CEU in Pest Management

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