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ISSUE DATE: 08/05/2013

Seed treatment comes with stewardship responsibility

By Doug Rich

The use of seed treatments and coatings is advancing rapidly as seed becomes the vehicle of choice for delivering a variety of crop protection products. Along with this technology comes the responsibility to use it correctly to minimize risks and to maximize the benefits it offers.

“I think seed treatment is one of those innovations of modern agriculture that is really key to our growers when it comes to being efficient in planting, ensuring good yields, and being kinder to the environment in terms of on target applications,” Lisa Nichols, director of science and international affairs at the American Seed Trade Association, said.

Recently the American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America published the “Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship” to promote the safe handling and management of treated seed. The guide covers a variety of topics including the transport, planting, disposal and storage of treated seed.

“One of the goals for this guide is to provide a one-stop shop, a resource about best management practices that are currently guiding the industry,” Nichols said “This guide is not intended to prescribe best management practices that are not already very well known.”


Gov. Brownback proclaims August as Farmers' Market Month
Livestock industry hails passage of forest management, wildfire prevention package
New Fed partnership to benefit ag lands, wildlife, military
Parent first, farmer second
Rural voters split over government's role
Sen. Moran introduces bipartisan Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Act
Senate approves McCarthy to head EPA
Sheppard receives USDA Rural Development Heartland Award
Study: Farm payments add to obesity trend
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approves bill for NBAF
Unmanned aircraft are target of demonstration


10 soybean farmers selected for checkoff program
Ag field day set for Aug. 29 in Garden City
Aphids prevalent on crapemyrtles
Applications now open for Uinta County Leadership Institute
Attempts to sell herbicide by phone most likely a scam
Certified wheat seed will be available for planting
Check for iron chlorosis on woody plants
Checkoff partnerships arm farmers with tools to battle weeds
Clovis Field Day set for Aug. 7
CSU center offers irrigation efficiency audits, decision tools
Experts lead discussion on climate change, water quality, farmland values
Extension to host Preplant Wheat School Aug. 14
Fisher Delta Center field day set for Aug. 29
Food Integrity Summit to focus on consumer trust
Goss's wilt prompted by wet weather, severe conditions
High Plains Ag Lab to break ground for new headquarters
Hundley-Whaley field day set for Aug. 28
Kansas educator receives Young Teacher of the Year award
KDA ag marketing program team seeking advisory board members
K-State awarded $13.7M competitive grant
K-State Research and Extension offers events throughout state
K-State to host Risk and Profit Conference in August
Local workshops aim to improve soil health
Miseners prepare to move to South Dakota
MU field day set for Sept. 25 at Linneus
National Farmers supports legislation for increased banking, economic security
Nationally awarded farm/ranch women's program comes to Texas High Plains
New wheat publications available
NMSU Ag Science Center at Los Lunas will introduce superintendent, present research at field day
NRCS releases Web Soil Survey 3.0
NTOTP hires new management, announces events
OKFB recognizes 84 legislators for supporting rural Oklahoma
Omaha Products Show set for September
Osowski Ag Service reaches final stop on harvest trail
OSU researchers receive $2.2M Department of Defense grant
Producers in 38 states receive funds to support biofuel production
Randolph/Lawrence Co. Field Day, Ag Appreciation Day set for Aug. 9
Researchers gather data to help develop drought-tolerant beans
Roland Harvesting harvests wheat near home in Hemingford, Neb.
Seed treatment comes with stewardship responsibility
Several K-State agriculture doctoral programs ranked in top 10
Shawnee County Crop Tour set Aug. 19
Some farming practices minimize ill effects on bees, other pollinators
U.S. wheat industry welcomes resumption of all Japanese wheat purchases
Wheat producers have another aphid control tool
Z Crew continues to harvest in Colorado


2013 AQHA Handbook available
Application deadline set for Stout Experience awards
BQA certification available through upcoming workshops
Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show bring new changes
CICA introduces intern
Couple selected as CALF's 2013 Legends of Agriculture honorees
First West Nile cases reported in 2013
ICON announces 2013 scholarship award
Iowa Beef Center to hold 2-day bus tour
Iowa joins USDA, denies HSUS petition to stop humane, regulated horse processing
Iowa Pork Industry Center adds PQA Plus 2.0 Advisor session
KCA to hold ranch day in Hamilton
KDA names deputy animal health commissioner
Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference set for October
Missouri Livestock Association works to overturn HB 253 veto
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame announces 2013 inductions
More than one path to cattle profit
Nebraska Cattlemen names executive vice president
NILE Gold Buckle Horse Sales now taking consignments
North American International Livestock Exposition scheduled
OCA hosts 61st annual OCA Convention
Ohio State lab working with PED swine virus to develop test, trace disease
Orren Mixer exhibit open until July 27
Shorthorn junior receives travel stipend
Traveling horse trainer relates colt starting to faith, life


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Reader believes 'Divide and conquer' will work better
Summer of uncertainty
The recipe for a terrible marketing campaign


Canadian farmers get soybean boost
Firm receives patent on herbicide active ingredient
How can anyone be hungry in America?
Industry needs individual cattle feeders
Johnson Concrete Waterer
Potato potassium uptake tool available
Saddle up--storms a brewin'
Today's digital refrigerator door


Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Cool temps, widespread rain maintain crop conditions missouri
Cooler than normal temps recorded south dakota
Dodge City livestock auction report
El Dorado Livestock Auction opens new facilities
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade mixed
Hay trade slow to moderate
Heavy rains exclude western part of state oklahoma
High Plains slaughter cattle sales report
Hot, dry weather recorded montana
Joplin livestock auction report
McAlester livestock auction report
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
Ogallala livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
OKC West Stockyards reopen
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation delays haying, harvest colorado
Range, pastures improve in some areas with rain new mexico
Row crops in mostly fair to good condition arkansas
Salina livestock auction report
Scattered showers prevail texas
Some areas see beneficial rains kansas
Soybeans see double-digit losses
Spotty rainfall does little to improve drought conditions nebraska
Springfield livestock auction report
Triple digit heat recorded in some areas wyoming
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm weather pushes crop development minnesota
West Plains regional livestock sales report


Arkansas Forage Management Conference set for Aug. 13 at Hope
Field day programs to outline grazing lands management decisions
KDA requests authorization of emergency haying, grazing on CRP land
Native plants boost conservation benefits, strengthen wildlife populations
New burn-detection modeling system in development to help identify potential wildfire threats
Plan now for fall forage
Preventing spread of fire ants in hay subject of Aug 19 webinar


Celebrate Colorado Day with free admission into state parks
Columnist contest entries close Aug. 31
Cool-season lawn seminars offered free to residents
Dealing with anger
Dubuque chef wins Quad Cities Taste of Elegance competition
Great grillers
Iowa State researchers examine genetic cause of dog disorder
Toxicologist urges people, pets to beware of blue-green algae
Traditional exterior, Mansfield has modern features

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