The NOA team during a recent visit to Washington D.C. Executive Vice President Greg Yielding, Dell Winegar, Vice President Doug Bulgrin, Kay Riley, Barry Vculek, President Doug Stanley, and former Executive Vice President Wayne Mininger.

NOA opposes petition to ban coated seed treatment

The NOA has officially taken a stand against a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency seeking government regulation of commonly treated seeds used within the onion industry.

Petitioners believe that coated seeds create dust clouds during application that kill local bee populations.

NOA's stated concerns:

  • There is no hard evidence coated seeds kill bee populations.

  • Insecticide-coated seeds have helped rid America's onion fields of pests in the most environmentally sound manner possible.

  • Coated seeds help reduce the amount of insecticide application.

  • Coated seeds reduces farm workers' exposure to insecticides.

    Read the NOA's letter opposing the petition here.

    The citizen's petition and information pertaining to it can be found here.

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