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Seed Treatment Test
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Mon Apr 28, 2014 04:15 PM CDT

Nearly every seed planted these days is wrapped in a security blanket. Lately I've been wondering if there's a limit to what seed can carry. At what point do we stop protecting the seed and begin to hurt seed safety, efficacy of the product and ability of the seed to flow through today's high-tech planters?

Quizzing industry folks provided some interesting insights on the question. Application volume is about physics and technology, explained Palle Pedersen, seed care technology manager with Syngenta.

"The seed treatment industry has changed significantly over the past decade," said Pederson. "It has become very sophisticated and ...

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