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Pollinator Friendly Best Management Practices

As the planters start to roll this spring, please encourage your neighbors to implement pollinator-friendly best management practices for treated seeds.

  • Observe wind speed and direction during planting and when opening seed containers.
  • Fill the planter at least 10 yards inside your field to protect nearby honeybee hives and flowering plants.
  • Avoid shaking the bottom of the treated seed bag when filling the planter to reduce the release of dust that could have accumulated during transport.
  • For pneumatic planters, direct air exhaust downward towards the soil surface to decrease the potential for dust drift.
  • Properly dispose of any spilled treated seed to minimize exposure to people, livestock, wildfire and the environment.