Tag Archives: seed treatment

Surprising Seed Situation

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Effective seed treatments are critical to a good stand. In 2020, one treatment improved germination rates. • By Amanda Huber • The questionable seed quality going into the 2020 season was well known, given the problem with aflatoxin in 2019. What was discovered as seed labs conducted germination tests prior to 2020 planting was that the seed treatment would make ... Read More »

Alabama Row Crop Short Course Now Online

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Preparations for the upcoming growing season will not need to be put on hold during the pandemic. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences have partnered to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere—on their own time. Now available, the topics run the gamut from ... Read More »

Know Your Seed Quality

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Even though spring 2018 and 2019 were opposite in growing conditions, both proved that being aggressive early and planting as soon as the soil temperatures warmed up was good. Being timely last year paid off in getting a good stand and a solid start before going into six weeks of drought that followed. Planting before the third week of May ... Read More »

In The Furrow

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Take advantage of this opportunity to give your crop the best possible start. • By Amanda Huber • How many opportunities do you get to put products in furrow that will protect the peanut seed? You get one chance, says Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia plant pathologist. “Once you close that furrow, many of your opportunities are gone. It can ... Read More »

Stewardship Of Treated Seed

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As planting season begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed. “Seed treatments provide farmers with an effective and economical way to protect their crops against damaging pests and diseases,” says ASTA Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs Jane DeMarchi. “Using treated seeds helps with more ... Read More »