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Follow 5 steps for treated seed stewardship

The president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) says following stewardship practices when using treated seed is vital to its success.

Andy LaVigne says there are five basic steps to follow: follow label directions, eliminate flowering weeds, minimize dust, pollinator awareness, and clean and remove all treated seed that could be left over in equipment.  “We want to make sure that we can minimize the risk of exposure to any non-targeted organisms that are out there,” he says.  “You’re really wanting to make sure you’re maximizing the seed treatment to get your return on investment.”

He tells Brownfield seed treatments give growers another agronomic tool to give seeds the necessary protection for a strong start.

For more information farmers can access the new seed treatment guide can be found HERE.

The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is a partnership between ASTA, the Agricultural Retailers Association, the American Farm Bureau, the American Soybean Association, CropLife America, the National Corn Growers Association, and National Cotton Council.

AUDIO: Andy LaVigne, American Seed Trade Association

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