Workshop to focus on seed treatment options

Purdue University
Farm Forum

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 8 to 10 a.m. CST 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, and can be done so at https://bit.ly/3okjqPn.

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

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