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What is seed technology ?

As the world's population grows and the amount of land available for crop cultivation decreases, getting the best possible yield per seed is becoming even more important. Our seed technologies are designed to improve seed performance and vitality to benefit vegetable and field crops seeds and in this way contribute to global food security.

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SDS and other documents

Find SDSs, product information, leaflets, labels and certificates

seeds coated with different coloured seed coatings

Seed coating

Application of materials onto the surface of seeds to make seeds’ shape, size, weight and seed surface more uniform making planting easier and for application of products for plant protection and/or nourishment.

seeds film coated with vibrantly coloured microplastic-free film coatings

Seed film coating

What is seed film coating, how is it done and what are the benefits?

seed pelleting process

Seed pelleting

Seeds are pelleted for faster and more efficient sowing. The coating is the ideal carrier of protection products and/or nutritional products.

seedlings from primed seeds compared to seedlings from non-primed seeds

Seed priming

By influencing germination, specific seed or crop challenges can be overcome. We offer primings to meet the needs of a broad range of crops, including primings to break seed dormancy.

seeds being encrusted

Seed encrusting

Encrusting seeds increases sowing efficiency and planting accuracy. Plant protection products can be integrated into the encrusting.

enhanced root growth

Seed applied biologicals and additives

A promising innovation in plant protection is the use of fungi and bacteria incorporated into the coating. We are currently working on techniques for the safe application of these living organisms to seed in a coating.

Incotec specialists in the lab

Seed upgrading

The quality of a seed lot can be improved through upgrading. Incotec offers several techniques including the highly innovative x-ray upgrading.

Incotec chemist in lab

Seed hygiene

Products and treatments aimed at reducing or eliminating harmful seed-borne fungi pathogens and microorganisms to create conditions for a healthy crop.

Analytical testing

Analytical seed services

Incotec provides a variety of analytical seed tests for quality control and breeding support.

Seed applied technologies

Learn more about what seed-applied technologies are. Bruno Hoeltgebaum, Global Sales Manager at Incotec, talks with Marcel Bruins of European Seed.
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