Today's high-value seed genetics and the availability of multiple seed treatments mean products applied to the seed need to stay on the seed all the way through planting. The best seed and seed treatments do growers little good if the seed doesn’t accurately and consistently flow through planting equipment.
With the advent of newer, more expensive seed traits and highly effective seed treatments, more retailers and seed treaters are looking for better ways to secure treatments to seed each and every time.
Seed polymers allow seed treaters to add a polymer as part of a commercial soybean seed treatment process. A polymer can be added to a slurry tank and applied along with a fungicide and/or an insecticide without the need for multiple pumps or applications.
Adding a plantability polymer to the soybean seed treatment process:
- Increases seed flow after application of seed treatments
- Reduces and controls dust-off of seed treatments
- Improves application coverage
- Provides a smoother seed surface
- Improves worker and producer safety
- Enhances appearance
- Upgrades seed performance
Once applied to the seed, a plantability polymer will help soybean growers maximize the yield potential of their high-value genetics by increasing seed drop accuracy, reducing planter skips and improving the uniformity of seed placement.
Polymers can be combined with colorants to deliver all-in-one seed enhancement products specifically designed to optimize seed treatment efficiency and application. They can be adapted and tailored to all kinds of seed and seed treating equipment, including batch and continuous-flow systems, to provide specific binding strengths and customized finish options for different types of seeds.
Perhaps the most important benefit the application of a seed polymer can provide growers is increasing their confidence that investments in today's seed and seed treatments are effective and providing a solid return on investment.