80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 7

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Global sales of precision seed technology products reached $2.25 billion in 2010 and are expected to reach $3.4 billion by 2016.

Pythium, a fungus that attacks seeds and seedlings when soil is cold and wet, can be controlled with the use of systemic fungicide seed treatments. These products allow farmers to plant seeds earlier in the growing season, even in springtime soil.



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