Stewardship

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.

Training on PPE for Treating Seed and Handling Treated Seed

PPE Essentials

Using the right Personal Protective Equipment is an essential part of handling treated seed. Always refer to bag/tag information for specific requirements and recommendations.

Photo example of worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment including Chemical resistant gloves with thickness > 14 mil, Long-sleeved shirt, Long pants, Socks and shoes  
 

Example PPE for
Handling Treated Seed

  • Chemical resistant gloves with thickness > 14 mil
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Socks and shoes
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Recommendations for Handling and Planting Treated Seed

Use Proper PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as proper clothing and gloves helps reduce exposure.

Check the Seed Bag

Always read the seed bag/tag and follow specific safety recommendations.

Store Safely

Treated seed should be protected from direct sunlight, extreme heat and moisture.

Wash Exposed Skin

Wash hands and any exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after handling treated seed.

Dispose of Properly

Leftover or spilled seed should be planted in non-cropped areas in accordance with the instructions on the seed bag/tag.

Bee Aware

Be aware of honey bees and hives located near your field, and be mindful of wind conditions during planting.

Minimize Dust

Avoid exposure to dust when opening/emptying packaging or transferring bulk treated seed.

Keep Separate

Keep treated seed away from children, pets, livestock, animal feed and foodstuffs.

We're Here to Help

If you have any questions regarding best practices, please contact an Acceleron® portfolio sales representative.

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