These data suggest seed treatments help protect yield potential, especially in earlier plantings.
For the earlier plantings, plant survival was notably higher in the plots treated with seed treatments as compared to untreated plots, whereas in the later plantings this was not as dramatic.
Even in the late plantings, the plots treated with Acceleron® Seed Applied Solutions seed treatments had higher yields over the untreated plots.
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