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Public comment sought on WI corn treatment


MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin agriculture officials are looking for the publics opinion regarding a plan to let corn growers treat to treat their seeds with a non lethal repellent to stop sandhill cranes from eating them.

The proposal would allow corn growers to use products called Avipel Liquid Seed Treatment and Avipel Hopper Box corn seed treatment.

Agriculture officials say the cranes that eat the treated corn seed will be repelled from eating it anymore.

The state agriculture department says neither product is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency but both of them have been used under EPA emergency exemptions.

People who would like to comment can send an email or write a letter to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  Written comments must be received by March 29 and emails must be submitted by March 31.

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