New Seed Treatment Stewardship Guide Available

The American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America have developed a new guide to seed treatment stewardship to promote the safe handling and management of treated seed by farmers and others. The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is endorsed by the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association and National Corn Growers Association. It provides farmers and seed companies with critical information and up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seed effectively to further minimize the risk of exposure to non-target organisms. It contains recommendations for planting of treated seed, safe use of seed treatment products, safe handling and transport of seed, selection of treatment products, labeling of treated seeds and storage of traded seed. There is also a seed treatment glossary and an exhaustive list of resources.

National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson says the guide will be an invaluable resource for NCGA members. She says the association is encouraging all corn growers to refer to it before, during and after the corn planting season. The guide is available at seed dash treatment dash guide dot com (http://seed-treatment-guide.com/).

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