Protecting the viability of the seed and the genetic potential of the variety with a seed treatment makes practical and financial sense, particularly in infection vulnerable situations. With a wide range of seed treatment options available, it is important to understand which treatment works best in a particular season, field or rotation. In this course the first module outlines how to use seed treatments safely and in a compliant manner – keep checking for updated modules in this course.
Last year saw the European Commission (EC) placed a temporary ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments on certain crops. In the UK this ban could create problems for growers of oilseed rape and linseed, with both crops susceptible to flea beetle attacks…
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The Farmers Academy is an e-learning platform for the farming industry which includes graduates, farmers, advisors and anyone working in the supply industry. There are more than 100 modules on this platform that cover arable and livestock subjects as well as business and machinery.Find out more