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Glen Kaufman

This article is a record of my experience with commercial seed coating. It is neither a survey of the literature nor a statistical comparison of experimental and commercial coatings. Instead, the intent is to provide a

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Alan G. Taylor, C.J. Eckenrode, and R.W. Straub

assistance: D. Paine, M.L. Hessney, D. Webb, H. Grimsland, and E. Chirco. Colorcon, Seed Dynamics, Seminis, Swedesboro, and Coating Supply provided useful suggestions in developing the coating and seed technology aspects of the project. This work was

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Bernd Leinauer, Matteo Serena, and Devesh Singh

( Christians, 1998 ; Watschke and Schmidt, 1992 ). Seed coating was introduced by the vegetable industry in the late 1930s and early 1940s to increase seed size and achieve seed uniformity ( Kaufman, 1991 ; Roos and Moore, 1975 ). Seed coating has since

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M.D. Richardson and K.W. Hignight

Seed coating technologies have been used in the agricultural and horticultural industries for several decades ( Bishnoi and Wilhite, 2005 ; Otey, 1983 ; Woodhouse and Johnson, 1991 ). Seed coatings have been used to deter insects ( Nault et al

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Masoume Amirkhani, Anil N. Netravali, Wencheng Huang, and Alan G. Taylor

seed priming, seed conditioning, and seed coating. Seed coating technology is concerned with uniform application of materials onto the seed surface and is expressed as the percent build-up or percent weight increase. Thus the seed coating provides

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Matteo Serena, Bernd Leinauer, Rossana Sallenave, Marco Schiavon, and Bernd Maier

Dudeck et al. (1986) , blotter paper tends to lose more water than agar media and salinity levels surrounding the seed may be higher in blotter paper than in agar. Seed coatings were first introduced in the late 1930s and early 1940s ( Kaufman, 1991

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Hossein Robani

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Matteo Serena, Bernd Leinauer, Rossana Sallenave, Marco Schiavon, and Bernd Maier

materials intended to increase seed size and improve germination and establishment. Seed coatings are applied to give the seed a suitable shape and size and to add compounds that help and protect germination and establishment of the plant ( Scott, 1989

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Matthew D. Madsen, Michael A. Fidanza, Nicholas S. Barney, Stanley J. Kostka, Turmandakh Badrakh, and Mica F. McMillan

sowing that will enhance speed, uniformity, and overall germination rate of the seed ( Gregg and Billups, 2010 ; Schiavon et al., 2013 ). Products are commonly applied to seed, with materials added at various concentrations from thin films, to coatings

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Gregg C. Munshaw, John M. Layton, Barry R. Stewart, H. Wayne Philley, Jeffrey S. Beasley, and Rocky W. Lemus

been a common practice in many crops but until recently has not been extensively used on turfgrasses. Several coatings have been tested on grass seed germination, including lime ( Scott, 1975 ; Vartha and Clifford, 1973 ), cytokinin ( Greipsson, 1999