Dicamba Injury Follow-up
Earlier this season we sent an e-update out to all subscribers advising seed growers to monitor soybean pod development. Seed growers were also advised to consider storage issues and where replacement seed would come from if damage were to occur. Now that we are entering the testing season I would like to share again potential seed quality issues related to dicamba. To read more about what to know visit our news page.
Save The Date
The 32nd Annual IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop will be held March 14th, 2018 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign Illinois. Please mark your calendars now.
We are excited about the workshop, the agenda and our new location. The draft agenda includes our traditional seed conditioning basics with the theme of "getting the most out of your seed-plant." Several speakers will talk about seed treatment, products such as Evicta and Nemastrike, color sorters, and safety issues in particular PPE for treater operators and staff. The workshop will also include topics covering existing equipment and equipment you may see in the future as well as a session on "How a Dryer Works" that includes a segment on retrofitting options, keeping with our theme of getting the most out of your seed-plant.
On the forefront of technology optical sorters for husking beds will be a new topic. Then on the testing side, laboratory staff will update you on what is being seen this season for IL and IN. By March we should know more about what impact, if any, dicamba drift has had on seed production.
Rounding out the seed testing topics will be Don Robison from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist with labeling issues ranging from the good to the bad and perhaps the ugly.
And what seed meeting would be complete without covering Palmer amaranth? Diane Plewa from the University of Illinois Plant clinic will talk about the DNA seed testing methods available for determining if pigweed seeds are in fact Palmer amaranth along with options for determining herbicide resistance in pigweed species.
So save the date, March 14th, 2018, for the 32nd Annual IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop at the I Hotel just south of the University of Illinois' main campus.
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