Seed Care

Aug 10, 2020

Seed Care

The potential for every crop lies in the seed.  Seeds carry the genetics that determine this potential. Unfortunately, seeds also carry the fungi which can cause seed and seedling diseases.  This is why seed care is such an important consideration in realizing the full potential of your crop.  There is no more important stage of your crop’s life than the seed.

Seed treatments have evolved into very effective tools for controlling seed and soil-borne diseases as well as insect pests.  By protecting seed from the early stresses caused by diseases and insects, seed treatments help make good crops better.

Some of the key benefits of treating your seed include:

  • quicker and more even emergence
  • larger and healthier root systems
  • better stand establishment
  • increased competition with weeds
  • easier to stage herbicide and fungicide applications
  • more even maturity
  • higher yields and grades

The following includes some of the key brands available for seed care:

  1. Vibrance Quattro, Raxil Pro and Insure Cereal FX – effective seed and
    soil-borne disease protection for cereals
  2. Cruiser Vibrance Quattro, Raxil Pro Shield – combination disease and
    wireworm protection for cereals
  3. Lumiderm and Fortenza – for cutworm control in canola.  Available with pre-treated seed
  4. Visivio – new disease and insect seed treatment for canola which
    features an additional insecticide which is more active on striped flea beetles
  5. Seed primers – these
    products can be applied with seed treatments for wheat
  6. Commence – microbial catalyst that enhances nutrient release from
    soil and fertilizer, which then increases crop emergence, plant health and root
  7. Ascend SL – an optimal blend of 3 plant growth hormones which can
    result in vigorous early plant germination and emergence, as well as a robust
    root system. 

Book your seed treatment products early or have Shur-Gro treat your seed for you with one of our custom-treating units.

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