Definitions

Fertilizer: A chemical or natural substance added to soil to increase its fertility

Herbicide: A substance that is toxic to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation and weeds.

Fungicide: A chemical that destroys fungus.

Seed treatments: The term "treated" means given an application (seed coating) of a pesticide or fungicide that’s designed to reduce, control or repel disease organisms, insects, or other pests that attack seed or seedlings grown from treated seed. Treated seeds can reduce the amount of pesticide of fungicide that has to be applied to the land.

USFRA Point of View

Insects, weeds and plant diseases are serious threats that can devastate crops. Throughout history, farmers have found ways to manage these threats or see their livelihood – and a lot of food – destroyed. Each year farmers face tough management decisions, especially when it comes to the best route... Read more