Corn School: Making the call for fungicide-only treated seed & ordering early

With concern over bee health and the potential impact of seed treatments that contain neonicotinoid products increasing, the seed industry is taking steps to offer farmers choices in seed treatment options for 2014.  How do you decide if you need to order seed with or without an insecticide seed treatment? Greg Stewart, corn specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, weighs in in the episode below of the Corn School.

For a balanced view on the potential risks to bee health and neonicotinoid use, click here to view a discussion from Steve Denys, current past president of the CSTA.

Farmers who want fungicide-only-treated corn seed for 2014 will need to get in touch with their seed suppliers sooner rather than later. The deadline differs between seed companies, but many need orders in before November.


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