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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is seed coating?
    Seed coating is a process designed to create a nutritious environment in the immediate vicinity of the germinating seed. This provides a "boost" for the seedling in its critical early stages of development. Coated seed benefits the plant in its critical seedling stage thus ensuring early vigor and maximum establishment. The significance of seed coating is to achieve a bigger and heavier variable in size or shape to be spread accurately. Strict control of spacing or depth of placement is vital to achieve the desired harvest. Coated seeds are widely accepted as a standard product for many crops. Coated seed offers better moisture absorption and transfer to the seed for germination, is less likely to be eaten by birds and rodents because of its larger size and offers better seed-to-soil contact. Download our brochure:
  • What kind of seed can be coated?
    Virtually any kind of seed can be coated. However, Precision Seed Coaters specializes in species like canola, alfalfa, clovers, trefoil, other legumes, bermudagrass, centipede, dichondra, blue grass, fescues, rye grasses, bent grass, brome grass, foxtail, orchard grass, timothy and native grasses. ​ Please contact us if you have any other coating requirements not listed here.
  • What is the process of coating seed?
    STEP 1: Assess the specifications from the type of seed, percentage buildup, non-synthetic colorant, and any requested additional nutrient additives. STEP 2: Weigh and coat the seed utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, giving our technicians complete control of the entire coating process. STEP 3: Convey the seed onto a dryer and filter mechanism to ensure uniformity. STEP 4: Finish the production process with the specific packaging requirements and the final inspection. STEP 5: Assist customers to ensure a smooth transition to the destination. STEP 6: Offer post-delivery support to ensure that the customer expectations are met.
  • PrecisionCote℠
    A product enhancement that ensures the uniformly of the coated seed with a combination of inputs designed to enhance the seed’s performance.
  • Pre-Inoculation
    An addition of nodule bacteria (rhizobium) to legume seed, weeks or even months in advance of sowing. It ensures that the bacteria are in close proximity to the roots of the germinating seedling and thus, in a position to cause fast, effective nodulation.
  • Phosphatic Fertilizer
    An essential enhancement for root development and seedling establishment. Phosphorus does not move in the soil, therefore, the nearer it can be placed to the seed, the more effectively it can be utilized by the seedling.
  • Coat Layers
    The coating materials, as well as the physical barrier created by the coat itself, protect the rhizobium and seed from low pH conditions. The coat layers offers the protection from the effects of drying winds and sun, this is especially beneficial when forage legumes are sown by air or broadcast.
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