Dirk Klomp, Technology Specialist:
"Encrusting seeds increases the efficiency of the sowing process and improves planting accuracy…. We carefully select the components that make up the coating to ensure compatibility with the seeds and additives and support strong plant development."
For an efficient sowing process using mechanical planting equipment, seed size and weight need to be sufficient. Seed encrusting is an effective way of providing this. In some cases, adding that little bit of extra weight is what determines whether a seed is fit for sale or not. Encrusting seeds also offers the option of integrating products into the encrustment to protect the seed and stimulate healthy development and growth. And to accentuate a seeds value, a colour or visual effect can be added. This enhances the seed’s appearance and also makes dark seeds more visible on the soil.