Seed Treatment Stewardship
Farmers must take extra care when using treated seed to ensure a valuable method of controlling key pests and diseases is not lost.
Seed treatments have increasingly come under the regulatory spotlight over the past couple of years. Rising concern over neonicotinoid compounds and bee safety, fuelled by campaign groups and the media, might have been the trigger, but there is also concern in general over risk to the environment through accidents.
All treatments are potentially under scrutiny, and we all have to play our part to safeguard their use. Despite these concerns it must be remembered that all approved products have been through a rigorous registration process that allows safe use when applied and drilled as directed.