Planting Season PSA

Planting crops at sunrise in a large field.

As planting season begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for seed treatment stewardship.

1. Follow directions on seed container labeling.

2. Eliminate weeds in the field prior to planting.

3. Minimize dust by using advanced seed flow lubricants.

4. “BeeAware” of honey bees and hives located near the field.

5. Ensure that any spilled seeds are removed or covered by soil to protect wildlife and the environment.

6. And remove all treated seed left in equipment.

For more information, visit seed-treatment-guide.com or contact your seed dealer.

Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasters

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