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Our commitment to sharing best practices

Seed treatments are an effective way to give crops the protection they need to get a healthy start and rise stronger throughout the season. Along with these powerful tools comes the responsibility to use them properly - for our environment, our businesses, and our health. As part of our commitment to our customers, we've gathered the following information on the best ways to responsibly use seed treatment technologies.

Training on PPE for Treating Seed and Handling Treated Seed

Handling Seed Treated with Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions

Using the right protective equipment is an essential part of handling treated seed. Please refer to bag/tag information for requirements.

Example PPE for Handling Treated Seed:
  • Chemical resistant gloves with thickness 14 mil
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Socks and shoes
Chemical resistant gloves  
 

Below are some recommended practices when handling and planting treated seed:

  • Always use proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when handling treated seed.
  • Always check the seed bag and/or tag for specific details about the products on your treated seed.
  • Keep treated seed away from children, pets, livestock, animal feed and foodstuffs.
  • Wash hands and any exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after handling treated seed.
  • Collect and properly dispose of any spilled treated seed.
  • Be aware of honey bee hives or flowering habitats near your fields, and fill your planter at least ten yards inside the field to be planted.
  • Minimize dust through avoiding excess use rates of seed flow lubricants and/or reducing unnecessary agitation.

For more information, please refer to Monsanto’s Technology Use Guide and The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship, produced by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and Crop Life America (CLA) at seed-treatment-guide.com