Farmers are most successful when they grow crops that resist disease, do not damage the environment and provide food to a growing population. Seed treatments are the direct application of crop protection products to the surface of a seed prior to planting. This method, helps protect high-quality seeds such as those which have been enhanced through agricultural technologies resulting in added value to growers. Better protected crops mean more benefits for farmers and for their customers. In 2013, CPRI released a new report, “The Role of Seed Treatment in Modern U.S. Crop Production”, which is an in-depth look at the role of modern seed treatments in producing healthier more uniform crops. The report covers abroad array of seed treatment solutions that result in increasing crop value, while reducing potential environmental exposure through precise application methods.