An industry concern involving dust that can escape from treated seed during handling prior to planting and during the planting process.
CROP SEED TYPE
Smooth regular shaped seeds vs. abrasive irregular shaped seeds.
Corn and wheat are more susceptible to dust-off than soybeans.
LEVEL OF PRE-TREAT SEED CLEANING AND CONDITIONING
Dusty seed vs. seed with low levels of dust prior to treating.
Dirty seed is more susceptible to dust-off while clean seed is less susceptible.
HEUBACH DUSTMETER TESTING DEVICE
Helps us learn how to manage susceptibility to DUST-OFF.
Residue collected on the filters can be lab washed and analyzed for actual levels of seed treatment active ingredient.
1 - MORE DUST OFF
2 - LESS DUST OFF
|1 - NO ADDITIVE||2 - WITH IMPRESS|
|Total Active Ingredient||1377||92|
From: The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship published by the American Steed Trade Association.
DUST - TREATED SEED
Fine particulate matter contained in or easily dislodged from treated seed. It consists of both the naturally occurring Untreated Seed Dust as well as components of the Seed Treatment.
Lubricants are powdered materials that are added in the planter box to improve seed flow in the planter. This can potentially create air borne dust during planting.
The physical movement of pesticide droplets or particles through the air from the target site to any non-target site (which could result in Off Target Exposure)
Specifically, dust drift is drift of dusts such as Treated Seed Dust and Lubricant Dust.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MANAGE THIS ISSUE
Industry Manufacturers, Seedsmen, Distributors, Dealers, Agronomist, Service Providers, and Farmers
To learn more, follow this link to The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship published by the American Seed Trade Association.
WHATEVER YOU DO, WORK AT IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD, NOT FOR MEN. COLOSSIANS 3:23