Ag Industry Launches Campaign to Promote Safe Use of Seed Treatments

first_imgThe American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and CropLife America (CLA) announced this week the release of The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship, an industry-wide initiative to promote the safe handling and management of treated seed.Endorsed by ASA, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation, the guide provides farmers and seed companies with critical information and up-to-date guidelines for managing treated seed effectively to further minimize the risk of exposure to non-target organisms.The Guide contains recommendations for such processes as:Planting of Treated SeedSafe Use of Seed Treatment ProductSafe Handling and Transport of SeedSelection of Treatment ProductTreated Seed LabelingStorage of Treated SeedThe Seed Treatment Stewardship Guide is available online and in PDF format at read more