Seed Treatments | Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited

GIVE YOUR CROPS A STRONGER START WITH P&H

EARLY PLANNING AND SMART STRATEGIES CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

You only have one chance to get your crop off to the best start possible. Long before seeding, there are number of key decisions to make in regards to crop health and yield targets. Some of these include:

  • Effective crop rotations

  • Crop fertility considerations

  • Choosing crop varieties with the best genetic potential for your farming operation

  • Optimizing seed treatments to protect cereal and pulse seed investments.

 

Understanding potential threats for specific crops is also important. Cereal seed treatments can protect against pathogens such as Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium and Cochliobolus sativus — which can be found in the soil, crop residue or seed. Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Botrytis, Ascochyta and Anthracnose are common pathogens that can threaten peas and lentils. These pathogens infect cereal and pulse seed, causing reduced plant stand and decreased seedling vigor. Using a seed treatment is the best defense against yield loss due to seedling disease and blights, and uneven crop establishment.

Certain insects such as pea leaf weevils and wireworms can also reduce plant stands and reduce seedling vigor. Using a seed treatment with an insecticide at seeding is the only method of effectively controlling pea leaf weevils and wireworms.

 

Download the latest P&H Seed Treatment Charts here:

Cereal seed treatment

Pulse seed treatment

Don’t miss your chance to give your cereal and pulse crops a strong start. Your local P&H Retail is here to help with your decisions to make every crop the best it can be.