TERI Integrated Seed Coating Technology for Microbes and Nano Nutrients

Biologicals, nanonutrients, and biostimulants are applied to seed with an aim to provide protection against the abiotic and biotic factors and improve the establishment of healthy seedling of crops. Integrated seed coating technology offers the most diversified range of agri-input products, along with geographical or crop-specific stable formulations improves seed performance and obtain maximum benefit to technology growers. Technology includes to deliver nanonutrients, inorganic nanofungicides, bioactives, anti-oxidants, surface-active agents and eco-friendly colorants. Technology offer multifunctional features due to availability of various constituents that enable the precise delivery of loaded agri-inputs to growing seed by reducing effects of abiotic and biotic stress during crop cycles.

Key features

  • Smart and precise application of agriinputs
  • Indirect (through Mycorrhiza and PGP bacteria) and direct supplementation of nanonutrients (P, Zn, Fe and Si)
  • Biostimulants and bioactives based enhancement of seed emergence and early growth improvement
  • Sequestration of the unavailable water from the soil particles on to the seed surface. Technology ensures improved crop performance under the diverse soil and climatic conditions, by providing coated seeds to farmers via industries dealing with seeds.

Major Benefits of Seed Coating Formulation Technologies:

  • Grower benefits - Seed treatment protects the seed itself, which has high intrinsic value, and increases the value of the harvested crop through improved yield and significantly higher commodity prices. Farmers achieve maximum protection of crops by planting GM seed that has been treated with crop protection products.
  • Healthier crops – Bio-fungicides/Bio-Insecticides used as seed treatments provide a healthy, uniform crop by controlling insects. Seed treatments can address insect control at the following times: during storage; to prevent seedling damage; to limit early foliar feeding; and to prevent root damage.
  • Positive environmental impacts - Seed treatment precisely places the crop protection product on the surface of a small seed, effectively reducing the need to apply products over entire fields. This reduces potential off-target exposure to crop protection products for both animals and humans.
  • Precision application - Seed treatment is a convenient application method in which the crop protection product is applied directly to the target.
  • Uniform loading - In addition, with the advent of GM seeds, the industry has focused research on optimizing the seeding rate required to optimize yields.
  • Integrated pest management - Seed treatments can be used as a primary tool in a successful Integrated Pest Management Program for sustainable agriculture since they target the pests and diseases with smaller amounts of active ingredients per hectare and are not introduced into the atmosphere.

Targeted crops: Cereals, Pulses, Oil seeds, Fruits, Vegetables, Plantation, Fiber crops, Forest and Nursery.

Shelf life: Up to 2 years from the formulation date

Storage: Ambient temperature and avoid direct exposure to sunlight.

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