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Position paper on seed treatment


Seed treatment with conventional plant protection products and/or biological products is a targeted, one-time, precision application technique that has a low environmental footprint and can contribute towards the EU Green Deal and Farm to Fork objectives.

Based on the known presence of pests and pathogens in the field, seed treatment is an important component of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Growers have the choice to use treated seeds in their fields. Seeds are either purchased already treated or are treated on farm.