Seed & Chemical
Non-insecticide treated seed options in the works
By Top Crop Manager
Sept. 24, 2013 - Pursuant to a request from the Grain Farmers of Ontario, DuPont Pioneer will be offering growers an option for non-insecticide treated (IST) corn and soybeans for 2014 planting. This is a matter of Pioneer trying to meet the changing desires of our customers.
Pioneer will continue to use seed treatment and follow best practices for packaging and planting. 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 serve as a viable alternative to foliar and soil applications.
Pioneer is actively involved with CropLife Canada and the Canadian Seed Trade Association to develop and promote industry best practices and will continue to monitor the situation. Growers should speak with their local sales rep to better understand what products are best for their operation and discuss best management practices.
Any specific questions about the insecticide seed treatment products should be directed to the appropriate manufacturer of those products.