Seed coating with environmentally acceptable polymers as an alternative to fungicide treatment of corn and soybeans

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1993
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McGee, Denis
Burris, Joseph
Lach, John
Grover, Paramjeet
Bilous, Roman
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.
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In the United States alone, more than fifty-five million acres of crop land are planted annually with corn seed that has been treated with Captan® (Mercaptan, a powder fungicide). This means that more that 1,230,000 pounds of Captan® are applied to the soil each year.

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