Start Date

29-11-2007 12:00 AM

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The use of seed treatments for corn and soybeans is a constantly evolving situation in terms of available products and targeted pests. Currently there are registered corn seed treatments that target at least five genera of fungi, eight different insect pests, and several types of nematodes. Targets for seed treatment include diseases caused by seedborne and soilborne fungi, seedborne bacteria, nematodes, and a variety of insects that feed on above-ground or below-ground plant parts. Active ingredients include contact and systemic fungicides, antimicrobial agents, systemic insecticides, and biological control agents. Seed treatment benefits are dependent on pest & disease pressure, environmental conditions, persistence and specificity of the seed treatment products. In general, seed treatment is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to managing a wide range of diseases and pests, and the scope and intensity of seed treatment use will continue to rise.

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Nov 29th, 12:00 AM

Managing Diseases and Pests with Seed Treatments

The use of seed treatments for corn and soybeans is a constantly evolving situation in terms of available products and targeted pests. Currently there are registered corn seed treatments that target at least five genera of fungi, eight different insect pests, and several types of nematodes. Targets for seed treatment include diseases caused by seedborne and soilborne fungi, seedborne bacteria, nematodes, and a variety of insects that feed on above-ground or below-ground plant parts. Active ingredients include contact and systemic fungicides, antimicrobial agents, systemic insecticides, and biological control agents. Seed treatment benefits are dependent on pest & disease pressure, environmental conditions, persistence and specificity of the seed treatment products. In general, seed treatment is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to managing a wide range of diseases and pests, and the scope and intensity of seed treatment use will continue to rise.

 

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