Protecting your seed against the hundreds of harmful pathogens and insects that affect crop production is key to maximizing yield. Prepare for the spring planting season by learning how to fight back and protect your crops from common diseases and pests in this LIFT Ag Academy course.
Through this course, you will learn how to help growers better understand the different types of seed treatments, so you can help them implement the most appropriate crop protection plan this season to attain their yield goals.
Watch Travis Palmquist, seed improvement specialist with West Central Distribution explain the impacts of Pythium, Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium. He will also share with you how to watch for the conditions that trigger these diseases and how to best protect the seed. In this course, you will be introduced to the benefits of two new West Central seed treatments: Halifax™ and Lancaster™.
As part of the course, learn more from Travis about the STI Customized, a custom seed treatment blending service for ag retailers looking to create their own brand image and differentiate themselves as a leader in the marketplace. These custom blends are computer-controlled for increased accuracy and are developed for the specific needs and geographies of your growers.
Additionally, watch two presentations by Todd Mayhew, product development manager, seed protection with Valent USA about optimizing your Soybean Stand Establishment.
In his first presentation, Todd will present additional information about the negative impacts from key soil-borne diseases. In his second presentation, he shares valuable information about symptoms of and ways to protect your crop from Soybean Cyst Nematodes (SCN). During his presentations, Todd will also introduce you to the benefits of key seed treatments, including Valent’s Intego™ Suite Soybeans and Aveo™ EZ seed treatments.
This course will conclude with a presentation on drones by Corey Klaphake, technical specialist with West Central Distribution. Corey has a lot of personal experience using drones and shares some great information on the different types of drones and key benefits for using them in agriculture.
Once you have completed this course, make sure to check out the other courses on the LIFT Ag Academy.
West Central Distribution developed the LIFT Agriculture Academy to provide a free training and educational agronomic and product resource for its ag retail customers. To learn more visit LIFTagacademy.com.