Seed Dressing Australia
Farmers use large section of their home-grown seeds for next sowing. These seeds are often un-treated. Untreated seeds are prone to fungal infections, diseases and moulds. This can affect the overall output. Farmers often lose out the opportunity of maximizing the potential of crops because of untreated seeds. One of the best ways to get maximum returns on your efforts is by hiring a seed dressing expert.
Seed dressing refers to process of applying natural and chemical agents to the seed in order to counter fungal infections and diseases. There are several reasons why you must dress your seed appropriately. Dressing your seed can help you to maximize your output. Let us look at some of major advantages of dressing your seed through an expert.
The following is a selection of the treatments we offer to help you protect your investment while potentially improving seed emergence and crop yields. We will consult with you to create a custom treatment to best fit your unique situation, crop, soil type, and other factors.
Enhances the seed
Dressing the seed with various liquids can help in increasing the nutritional levels in the seed. Increased nutritional levels offer greater resistance to diseases. Improved levels of nutrition also help in faster emergence. Seeds that are treated with fortifying agents show higher percentage of germination. This in turn helps the farmers to get uniformly dense plantations.
Increased resistance to diseases
Process of applying natural or chemical agent to the seed enhances its overall resistance to diseases. Diseased crops can spread the infection to other crops thereby affecting your overall yield.
Dressing experts can help you in coating the seeds with special formulas that will improve the vigour in the seeds. Improved seed vigour in turn would lead to quicker germination and faster emergence. Plants that emerge faster tend to be fuller and more productive as compared to their untreated counterparts.
Enhances the density of the plantation
Dressing a seed empowers it to combat against deadly seedling diseases and other infections. It also improves vigour in seeds. All these factors ultimately contribute to enhanced density of plantations. Denser plantations would mean fuller crops. In other words, farmers can get the benefit of maximum output if they treat their seeds before sowing.
Reduces the need of fertilizers and pesticides
Seeds that are coated with various formulas for preventing infections tend to require lower amount of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Such seeds also control the emergence of herbicide resisting weeds. All this helps the farmers in saving money and time spent on buying and spraying fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
Seed treatment ensures fortification of seeds with fertilizers and other formulas. This reduces the need of spraying toxic insecticides and pesticides after the plants grow. This also reduces the overall impact on the environment. It also reduces the toxic wastes that arise out of spraying herbicides and pesticides.
Farmers often are able to recover the expenditure of treating the seeds due to increased output.