Basic considerations for seed-applied technologies and seed treatment processes and equipment applications will be two of many topics covered at this year’s Mississippi State University Seed Technology Short Course.
The MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station invite seed industry professionals, producers, consultants, and others to attend the 2018 MSU Seed Technology Short Course scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 1 at the Charles W. Capps Jr. Entrepreneurial Center in Stoneville, Miss.
The theme of this year’s course is Seed Treatments and Enhancements. Participants will learn about seed treatment solutions for commodity, forage, and turf seed applications, treatment products, labels, coatings, application methods, and equipment calibration.
Presenters will also discuss safe handling, storage, and environmental stewardship of treated seed, biologics and microbial seed applied technologies, seed quality evaluation and testing, and state and federal labeling regulations for treated seed.
An on-site equipment demonstration will showcase commercial seed treatment processes, applications, and calibration methods.
The $100 registration fee covers the short course lecture sessions, printed materials, equipment demonstration, breakfast and lunch each day, and a dinner/social on the evening of July 31.
Pre-registration for the course is encouraged. To register and learn information about sponsorship opportunities, course speakers, the program agenda, lodging, and professional development credit hours visit www.seedtech.extension.msstate.edu.