Seed treatments, including fungicides, insecticides, nematicides, and amendments, play a critical role in agriculture and the production of a healthy crop. In addition to helping manage against early season pests and diseases, they deliver high levels of efficacy at reduced active ingredient usage rates compared to foliar or soil applied applications.
Seed treatment management and responsible stewardship play a vital role in sustaining our environment while maximizing crop yield. Responsible stewardship practices help maintain seed and seed treatment integrity, which keeps the active ingredient on the seed to achieve the maximum crop health benefit for the investment. In addition, these practices help minimize the potential for adverse effects on producers and the environment, including pollinators, which may be present at the time of planting.