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Safely Handling Treated Seed

By Lizabeth Stahl, Extension Educator - Crops
Much of the seed planted this year will have been treated with a fungicide, insecticide and/or nematicide. As when working with any pesticide, care should be taken when handling treated seed so that exposure to the handler, non-target organisms, and the environment is reduced or prevented as much as possible.

Spring Nitrogen Management Options for Small Grains

Daniel Kaiser, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist
A few questions arose over the winter as to options for spring applied nitrogen for small grains in areas where fall application was not possible. One option that was questioned was increasing application rates with the air seeder.  While this does present increased risk, with spring approaching I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some resources available for helping make decisions on what to apply. Application with the air seeder allows for more options due to a wide range of seedbed utilized with the various seed spread patters available.