Planting Neonic Treated Corn or Soys? Don’t Forget the Fluency Agent

Those planting neonicotinoid treated corn or soybean seed with a vacuum planter that requires a seed flow lubricant MUST use Fluency Agent.  Talc or graphite are not permitted.

Exceptions include:

1.  planters that don’t need seed flow lubricant (i.e. you don’t have to start using fluency agent if you didn’t use graphite or talc in the past)

2. finger pickup or mechanical type planters (non-vacuum) can still use graphite for mechanical lubrication

A full summary of this requirement mandated by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency can be found here: PMRA Requirement When Using Treated Corn/Soybean Seed