Seed Treatment
A seed treatment is a vital and effective product, so long as it stays on the seeds where it can do its work. When it is released into the surrounding environment, however, it can cause significant political and environmental concern.
With proposed limitations and even all-out bans on the horizon, we could say the future of seed treatments has never been so uncertain. Although changes are coming down the pipeline (like the new mitigation measures for the neonicotinoids clothiandin and thiamethoxam), what won’t change is the fact that seed treatments…
The federal government has proposed tighter restrictions around the two insecticides: clothianidin and thiamethoxam.Under proposed changes, the product will be banned from some uses such as orchard trees or strawberry patches, and restrictions are on the way for other uses such as on berries and legumes. New measures will also require new…
With the 2017 growing season upon us, here’s a look at the latest seed treatments, foliar fungicides and label updates. Product information is provided to Top Crop Manager by the manufacturers.
Guelph, ON – Bayer has announced the launch of Trilex EverGol SHIELD fungicide and insecticide seed treatment, in a convenient package that offers complete disease and insect protection against the expanding presence of pea leaf weevil and wireworms for pulse growers in Western Canada. Trilex EverGol SHIELD is ideal for…
Guelph, ON – Bayer has announced that their ILeVO seed treatment is now approved for use in soybeans with the additional label claim of nematode suppression. Originally released as the first seed treatment available for soybean growers to protect against sudden death syndrome (SDS), the expansion provides growers with another…
Agnition announced today that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has granted registration for two products in Canada, Generate for crops and Commence for wheat seed treatment. Both products will be available to Canadian farmers for the 2017 growing season.
Bayer has launched ILeVO seed treatment, the first soybean seed treatment registered for Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in Canada.  SDS is caused by Fusarium virguliforme. This fungal pathogen overwinters on crop residue and is occurring more frequently in fields across Ontario. Difficult to identify and often misdiagnosed, the disease results…
DuPont and Monsanto will offer DuPont Lumivia insecticide seed treatment under the Acceleron brand in Eastern Canada for the 2017 sales season. Lumivia insecticide seed treatment, part of the DuPont Lumigen seed sense portfolio, is the first insecticide seed treatment technology in Canada using chlorantraniliprole, a reduced-risk active ingredient that will give growers…
There are four glyphosate-resistant weeds in Ontario. Glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed was first found in 2008, and is now found in the six southwestern counties in Ontario – Essex, Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Huron – as well as Lennox and Addington county.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for registration of DuPont Lumivia insecticide seed treatment for corn growers in Ontario and Quebec  Lumivia is a new seed treatment product for corn that delivers broad spectrum pest protection and efficacy. It protects corn against early-season, below-ground insect…
  Feb. 8, 2016, Ontario – The University of Guelph's Ridgetown Campus is offering integrated pest management training for growers. Anyone needing to buy and use neonicotinoid-treated corn or soybean seed must complete integrated pest management training and become certified, among other requirements, starting Aug. 31, 2016. Once completed, certification is…
Feb. 2, 2016, Ontario – With the 2016 growing season approaching, it is a good time to review what the requirements are for using Class 12 pesticides (neonic-treated corn and soybean seeds) in Ontario. Tracey Baute offers a to-do list for anyone wanting to purchase and plant neonic corn or…
Apr. 20, 2015 - An Alberta pathologist says cereal rusts could be a major problem in the province this year. "Stripe rust alerts have already been issued in Oregon and Montana," says Mike Harding, plant pathologist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development at Brooks. "Leaf rust on winter wheat in southern…
Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced the registration and launch of Vibrance Quattro seed treatment, a Seedcare product that brings together four fungicide active ingredients to protect cereal crops against a wide range of seed- and soil-borne diseases. For use on barley, oats, rye, triticale, winter wheat and spring wheat, Vibrance…
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