Planter technology demo day setIt’s all systems go for the April 26 Planter Technology Demonstration Day, which AEM will host with assistance from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). 

A total of 45 officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Pest Management Policy (OPMP) will participate.

"This is the latest in a long history of proactive, positive engagements AEM has conducted with this important regulatory body," said Nick Tindall, AEM senior director, government and industry relations, referring to the EPA.

CNH Industrial, Great Plains, John Deere and Väderstad are set to showcase their planter technology at the event and provide an overview of the voluntary efforts the industry has taken to protect pollinators from fugitive corn dust. ASTA will be on hand to explain seed treatments and their benefits. NCGA will be conducting a session on “Farming 101” to educate attendees on the many challenges facing producers during the planting season.

The event is taking place in Maryland on the family farm of Chip Bowling, two-time president of NCGA and current Chairman of the Board.

For more information, contact Nick Tindall in AEM's Washington, D.C., office (ntindall@aem.org, tel: 202-898-9064).

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