As seed input prices increase in 2010, there are many questions regarding the use and need of seed treatment fungicides, insecticides, and nematicides. There are both new seed treatments that will be out for the 2010 growing season for some companies (Accerlon™ from Monsanto (soybean and corn) and Avicta® from Syngenta (corn)) or will be forthcoming for the 2011 growing season from other companies. With a continued increase in the number of products available, the decision-making process can become very confusing. This is especially relevant when considering if a nematicide seed treatment is warranted.
Soil Science Extension
University of Wisconsin Madison