August 22, 2016
WestBred Tips: How to Select the Right Seed Treatments
Seed treatments are a great way to protect your wheat seed investment and maximize yield potential. But with all the options out there, how do you know which one is right for your fields? Technical product lead, John Fietsam, provides you with these tips you need to get started:
- Select a fungicide with multiple modes of action, as well as a broad spectrum of disease pest control.
- While a standard rate insecticide is usually sufficient for basic infestations, be sure to consult the insecticide product label to make sure you select the right rate for your crops. If you are dealing with a heavier-than-normal infestation, or are looking for a longer duration of control, you will want to look at a higher rate option.
- Talk to your seed supplier about the availability of professionally applied seed treatment products to maximize the benefit of your seed treatment selection.