Soybean School: Seed Treatment Success— Custom Treating for Safety & Efficiency


A job worth doing is worth doing well, and if you’re treating soybean seed at home on the farm, you may be over or under applying product. There are custom seed treatment options available, on a field by field basis, that may become even more popular as new regulations come into force for next season.

soybean school 300 250For this Soybean School focused on the ins and outs of good seed treatment coverage and application, Bernard Tobin meets with Shawn Brenneman, Syngenta agronomist, and Arie VanGinkel, of Sylvite. From why precision is key when dealing with seed treatments, to the very real drawbacks to under application, and on to the common pitfalls of doing it yourself, these experts weigh in on seed treatment decisions this spring.

There’s also the advantages to having a custom operator treat and deliver seed right to the field, and VanGinkel explains the process and the added efficiency farmers can gain from hiring out the service. All that and more, in the Soybean School video below.

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