Precision from Beginning to End

Seed treatment advancements aren’t limited to companies that create chemistry; it involves everything from manufacturers to testing. Seed technology and advancements in the industry were the focus of a new...
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Protect Wheat Yields

As farmers nail down their winter wheat seed purchase, they’ll also need to determine if and what seed treatment should be included. Cereals are a very diverse crop and the...
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Environment Constrains Seed Treatment Use

Low commodity prices and increasing regulatory hurdles have curtailed seed treatment use the past few years; however, experts say that the weather and growing insect and disease pressures might...

Seed Treatment Helps the Cowpea Deal with Drought

Just as humans and animals sometimes need medicine to feel well or perform better, so do plants. Such treatments can lend protection from conditions such as high temperature or...

ASTA Reminds of Treated Seed Stewardship

As planting season begins, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers to follow five basic steps for stewardship of treated seed: Follow Directions: Follow directions on treated seed...

BASF Positioning Itself for the Future

Seed World gets an inside look at a new R&D center designed to meet growing demand for solutions beyond classical crop protection. BASF’s operations in Limburgerhof, Germany, just got even more...

Bayer Announces Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0

During the first day of the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa, Bayer announces that it plans to release Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 for the 2019 planting season. According to the...

A World Without Seed Treatments

Neonicotinoids prove their value compared to other systems. In a world without neonicotinoid seed treatments, agriculture would look quite different. Entire production strategies for corn, cotton, soybeans and sorghum are built...

Microbials Move to Mainstream

Beneficial bacteria show promise for environment, bottom lines. Farmers growing soybeans in the 1800s would notice that the crop did quite well in certain fields while struggling in others. Water,...

Product Spotlight for Protecting Cereal Seed

While wheat and other cereals might not drive farm profits like corn and soybeans, there are products that can help to drive up yields, which is especially important in...

USDA Urged to Identify Alternatives to Neonics

The Organic Trade Association calls on the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize the role of organic farming in protecting pollinator...

ISF Delegates Explore the Use of Seed Treatments for Grass Seed

Is there a place for seed treatments in grass markets? That was one of the questions posed during today’s Forage and Turf Crops Section meeting at the International Seed...

The Seed Treatment Saga

New studies outline the benefits, or lack thereof, of seed treatment use in U.S. crop production. Seed treatments have been around for more than 100 years, but it hasn’t been...

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Weather Worries Beekeepers Bees are adaptive and can survive in diverse geographic locations with very different climatic conditions, ranging from seven months of near Arctic temperatures in Newfoundland, Canada, to...

Deflectors Help to Reduce Dust

New research shows that the use of deflectors on planters helps to reduce pollinator exposure to dust from treated seed. With the goal of protecting pollinators from seed treatment dust...
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Industry News – February 2014

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at·news@issuesink.com. People News Wageningen University, located...
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The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship

What environmental factors should I consider when planting treated seed? How do I handle treated seeds safely? What should I do with unused treated seed? “The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship” is...
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Protecting Pollinators: Crop Protectants and Honey Bee Health

Commercial beekeepers across North America have been witnessing losses of honey bee colonies for several years now. While neonicotinoid-based pesticides have taken much of the blame publicly, honey bee...
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Europe: After the Restriction

The decision by the European Commission to restrict the use of neonicotinoid-treated seed will have many short- and long-term effects—and not just in agriculture. Some industry experts claim the...
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Treated Seed Stewardship

Treated Seed Stewardship: A Tale of Two Continents In the face of increasing scrutiny over the relationship between neonicotinoids and bee health, seed associations and other industry stakeholders in North America...