Crop Solutions that Work # 31
Insecticide Seed Treatment…
the right choice? 

By Clark Aitken CCA-ON
Crop Sales Specialist
AGRIS Co-operative - Chatham

Recently a report has determined that about 30 per cent of Ontario’s corn and soybean acres meet the economic criteria for applying a neonicotinoid seed treatment*. The active ingredient in Poncho and Cruiser is a neonicotinoid. The question is, “How do you know WHICH 30 per cent of acres are at risk and need the insect protection?”

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