Agriculture News

January 26, 2021

Workshop to focus on seed treatment options

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension will hold a virtual workshop designed to provide agribusiness professionals with the latest knowledge on seed treatment technologies, regulations and environmental impacts.

The free workshop, held via videoconference from 9-11 a.m. EST on Feb. 25, is geared toward seed treatment applicators and crop advisors.

Speakers and topics will include:

- Darcy Telenko, Purdue plant pathologist, will speak about wet soils and their impact on seed fungicide treatments.

- Christian Krupke, Purdue entomologist, will focus on seed treatment use and potential impacts on bees.

- Don Robison, Office of the Indiana State Chemist seed administrator, will update participants on Indiana seed treatment regulations.

- Norm Wagoner, KALO manager, will explore customized seed treatment technologies and industry trends.

Advance registration is required here.

The workshop qualifies as continuing credit hours for category 4 commercial seed treatment applicators and continuing education units for certified crop advisors.

For more information, contact Kenneth Eck, Purdue Extension – Dubois County, at kjeck@purdue.edu

Writer: Brian Wallheimer, 765-532-0233, bwallhei@purdue.edu

Source: Keneth Eck, kjeck@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Department Head, mmanier@purdue.edu  

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