Seed treatments continue to be a hot market in the crop protection business. Growers are buying products offering increased disease and insect packages to protect high-priced seed and to help ensure top yields.

 “The market for seed treatments is really taking hold,” says Palle Pedersen, technical crop manager for Syngenta Seedcare. “We know the yield benefits to early planting. But with early planting there are early stresses that can impact yield. Seed treatments help battle those early disease and insect stresses. And farmers are demanding new combinations that help get them better yields.”

Crop protection companies have responded with an impressive lineup of new products.