Members can find more resources on treated seed manage here:
- The American Seed Trade Association and Crop-Life America “Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship”, an industry-wide initiative to promote the safe handling and management of treated seed. The purpose of the Guide is to provide 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. We encourage you to visit the Guide website.
- The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) has “Treated Seed Guidance” which outlines best practices for handling treated seeds and proper disposal of treated seeds. The best practices for preventing treated seeds from being mixed with grain is to handle treated seeds with separate and dedicated equipment. Disposal of treated seeds should be done in compliance with state and local regulations. Contacts for waste disposal can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/learn-issues/learn-about-waste
- The U.S. soybean family notes that “because U.S. farmer compliance is critical to avoid disruption of U.S. soybean exports to overseas markets, disposal recommendations were included in the ‘Treated Seed Disposal’ section of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship website of the Center for Integrated Pest Management”. It can be found at:
A copy of the letter NAEGA sent can be found here.