Seed Coating: A Tool for Stand Establishment; a Stimulus to Seed Quality

in HortTechnology
Author: Glen Kaufman1
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  • 1 Marketing Research Manager, Royal Sluis, Inc., Salinac, Calif., at the time of writing At present, Sales Representative, Precision, Agricultural Products, Inc., Immokalee, Fla.,

Seeds are coated for ease of handling, singulation, precise placement, and the incorporation of beneficial chemicals or microbials. Coated seeds are accepted widely as a standard product for many crops. Quality demands for seed suitable for coating have improved knowledge of physiological seed quality. Higher, better-defined quality standards in the seed and coating industry, combined with additional quality demand for enhanced seed, will continue to improve stand establishment potential for growers.