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Stewardship

Core Function

Stewardship can be a broad topic. We take a holistic approach to deliver real and tangible benefits to customers and growers. This means we focus our core activities in this function on the conditions and ways in which our customers use our products around the globe. We have established programs, using a modular approach, that can be adapted and used directly according to local needs. Examples of this include the highly successful TakeCare Stewardship program in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Building on this approach we also support industry-wide programs to reinforce the safe use of products at any level of the chain, such as ESTA (European Seed Treatment Assurance) or via the ASTA (American Seed Trade Association) seed treatment working group. This work extends to our active efforts in programs to support beneficial insects, such as Operation Pollinator.

What we do

  • Seed treatment site assessment (including health, safety, environment and waste management) 
  • Support for site certification standards, setting and implementation 
  • Dust monitoring with certified labs 
  • Product-specific certification programs 
  • Seed distributors and farmer education on safe handling of treated seeds 

What we do

  • Seed treatment site assessment (including health, safety, environment and waste management) 
  • Support for site certification standards, setting and implementation 
  • Dust monitoring with certified labs 
  • Product-specific certification programs 
  • Seed distributors and farmer education on safe handling of treated seeds 

How customers benefit

  • Identify improvement points for employee working conditions and meeting local environmental standards 
  • Practical and smooth implementation of new regulations and rules 
  • Help our customers stay safe 

How customers benefit

  • Identify improvement points for employee working conditions and meeting local environmental standards 
  • Practical and smooth implementation of new regulations and rules 
  • Help our customers stay safe 

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       SEED PLANTING

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SEED HARVESTING

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STEWARDSHIP MODELS TO SUPPORT SAFE PRACTICES

SEED PRODUCTION SUPPORT & TREATMENT PROCESS CHECK

Application Support and continuous process improvement are key services provided by Seedcare Institute experts

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SEED TREATMENT

Good products, recipe components and process parameters control are a gauge for end seed product quality