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Bill Talley, Summit Seeds

Start Date

25-2-2010 9:15 AM

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The volume of alfalfa being sold as coated seed has been in the growth mode for several years. This growth is being fueled by greater acceptance from the producer, as well as the many value added components that are now labeled and being offered as seed treatments. Originally seed coatings were looked at as a better way to deliver rhizobia to insure plant nodulation. This is still one goal, but many more value added components are now labeled that offer better plant protection, increased water absorption, enhanced germination, and micro-nutrient availability, as well as insect and parasite control. Another area that is seeing expanded growth is in all natural organic coating. These coating components are all organically approved and or OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) certified.

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Feb 25th, 9:15 AM

Advances in Alfalfa Seed Coatings

The volume of alfalfa being sold as coated seed has been in the growth mode for several years. This growth is being fueled by greater acceptance from the producer, as well as the many value added components that are now labeled and being offered as seed treatments. Originally seed coatings were looked at as a better way to deliver rhizobia to insure plant nodulation. This is still one goal, but many more value added components are now labeled that offer better plant protection, increased water absorption, enhanced germination, and micro-nutrient availability, as well as insect and parasite control. Another area that is seeing expanded growth is in all natural organic coating. These coating components are all organically approved and or OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) certified.