80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 6

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Planting herbicide-treated seeds reduces the need for tillage practices that would otherwise be necessary to keep fields weed-free. Less tillage leads to significant resource conservation for the average farmer.

Precision seed technology allows farmers to accurately control the amount of product they use. By applying crop protection products directly to seeds, they dramatically minimize drift that can occur when spraying entire fields.

Multiple studies have consistently found that the use of insecticide and fungicide seed treatments result in healthier, more uniform crops.

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