Seed Treatments


Dow Seeds provides seed treatment options to help you manage pests and maximize yield.

Corn Seed Treatment

Fortenza® seed treatment provides critical early season control of European chafer, wireworm and black cutworm. The proven disease control package of Maxim® Quattro, includes seed and soil-borne pathogens, such as Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia as well as Aspergillus and Penicillium fungi. VibranceTM controls seed decay, seedling blight and damping-off caused by Rhizoctonia solani.

CruiserMaxx® Corn effectively protects against rootworm, under light-to-moderate pressure, in addition to a wide range of early-season insect pests, and combines four proven fungicides for disease protection that is unmatched by other seed treatments.

Maxim®Quattro provides best-in-class protection against Fusarium spp., with multiple modes of action for unsurpassed seed- and soil-borne long-lasting disease protection

Soybean Seed Treatments and Inoculants

Vibrance®Maxx provides early-season control, including best-in-class Rhizoctonia control. It delivers both systemic and contact fungicide activity and can be used with most Rhizobium-based inoculants

CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans seed treatment protects against soybean aphids and seed- and soil-borne diseases such as Rhizoctonia spp., Fusariou spp., Pythium spp.

BioStacked® pre-inoculant product with longer days-on-seed survival of rhizobia, for higher yield potential in soybeans. Available with CruiserMaxx®VibranceTM and VibranceTMMaxx

Cereal Seed Treatment

Cruiser® Vibrance® Quattro seed treatment delivers control of a broad range of seed- and soil-borne diseases and insect pests including superior Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and wireworm control.

Vibrance®Quattro covers the broadest range of diseases and helps winter wheat crops with fast emergence and vigourous stand establishment

Ontario Treated Seed Requirements

For the 2018 Planting Season, to buy and use any amount of neonicotinoid-treated seed, Ontario growers are required to provide the following 3 items:

  1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) certification number. If you don’t have an IPM certification number, you will need to complete the IPM training course offered by University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus (see links below).
  2. Pest Assessment Report. Either an Inspection of Soil - Pest Assessment Report or an Inspection of a Crop - Pest Assessment Report. If you are in the following counties or regions, you are required to have these forms completed by a Professional Pest Advisor: Dufferin, Frontenac, Halton, Lambton, Middlesex, Muskoka, Prince Edward, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Toronto, Wellington
  3. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Written Declaration Form stating you have considered IPM principles.

Ontario growers will need to submit the pest assessment report and declaration form, along with their IPM training certificate number and expiry date, to the sales representative or seed vendor from whom they purchased the neonicotinoid-treated seed or to the custom seed treater used for treating seed with neonicotinoids.

To assist Ontario growers with the requirements, we have compiled a list of useful links below: