Why a seed treatment?
Designed to get the best performance out of every seed, seed treatments are applied prior to planting to minimize damage caused by insects, nematodes and/or diseases. They may use systemic and/or biological compounds to protect seeds during germination and early seedling growth. This protection through the development phase capitalizes on the full yield potential of the seed. Whether you grow corn or soybeans, it's important to be aware of the options available to ensure you're getting the right fit for your farm.
What are the advantages of using a seed treatment?
- Protection against chewing and sucking insects and/or nematodes helps to ensure uniform stand establishment.
- Application directly to the seed results in effective disease control on seedlings, while reducing environmental impact from traditional pest management systems.
- Easy application and low dosage often result in cost savings.
- Seed treatments combined with seed traits are part of an integrated pest management plan.
How are seed treatments applied
Seed treatments can be applied by seed companies, or by using On Demand™, a fully automated system that helps ensure seed treatments are applied correctly and according to labeled rates. On Demand minimizes hand mixing, thereby minimizing human exposure to chemicals.