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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, hygiene, efficiency and so on)
  • Product-specific certification programs
  • Assistance for proper handling of waste management (empty containers, dust, etc)
  • Support for site certification standards setting and implementation

What we do

  • Seed treatment site assessment (including health, safety, environment, hygiene, efficiency and so on)
  • Product-specific certification programs
  • Assistance for proper handling of waste management (empty containers, dust, etc)
  • Support for site certification standards setting and implementation

How customers benefit

  • Identify key positives and improvement points regarding employee working conditions and operational efficiency opportunities
  • Continuous use of seed treatment technologies in compliance with label requirements
  • Ease of product use and peace of mind
  • Practical and smooth implementation of new regulations and rules

How customers benefit

  • Identify key positives and improvement points regarding employee working conditions and operational efficiency opportunities
  • Continuous use of seed treatment technologies in compliance with label requirements
  • Ease of product use and peace of mind
  • Practical and smooth implementation of new regulations and rules

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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