Insecticide Treated Seed - October 2010
[Title Slide - Insecticide Treated Seed. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[Narrator - Picture showing soybean seed treated with insecticide.] Insecticide seed treatment is an emerging tool for insect control in many seed varieties. [Picture of seed storage facilities.] The seed is generally treated by the seed company or the seed distributor before the grower receives it.
[Video and pictures showing a tractor planting seed and soybean plants.] Gus Lorenz, an extension entomologist, and others in the mid-South region, have replicated more than one-hundred seed treatment trials since 2008.
[Slide - Picture of treated soybean seed. Treated Seed - Net Profit 80% of the time; Health, Vigor, Yield] .In the trials, the use of insecticide treated seed resulted in a net profit about eighty percent of the time. The overall results are better plant health, vigor, and an increased yield.
[Slide - Picture of treated soybean seed. Treated Seed - Most Valuable for Early Planting] Seed treatments seem most valuable for early planted crops that are exposed to stressful field conditions.
[Picture of a grape colapsis bug] Arkansas producers are also seeing a positive effect on the control of grape colapsis with the treated seed.
[Narrator] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information about soybean farming in Arkansas, contact your local county Extension office.
[Title slide - For more information contact your local county Extension office. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]