Gaby Scholte, Research Scientist:
"Pelleting seeds makes the Sowing process faster and more efficient and can have a beneficial effect on germination. It also provides a secure and targeted way of applying nutrients and plant protection products directly to seed."
Seeds for sowing in the nursery or the open field are pelleted to improve the efficiency of the mechanical sowing process and to optimise conditions for good germination. It is also possible to integrate plant protection products, nutrients and growth stimulation products into the coating. A colour or visual effect can be added to give better seed visibility on the soil and to underline the quality appearance of seed.