In the July 2012 edition of Germination Magazine, an article on seed treatment explains the process, what it accomplishes, and its importance to sustainable agriculture.
“Seed treatment technology has come a long way since the use of salt brine in the mid-1600s. Today seed treatments deliver clear environmental, economic and social benefits, making the technology a perfect tool for sustainable agriculture.
“With a growing world population, now more than ever it’s critical that farmers have access to the tools that will help them grow more food while protecting the environment. And seed treatments are one of these tools.
“’By utilizing modern agriculture technologies, farmers will be able to boost yields, conserve water usage and protect biodiversity,” says Keith Jones, director of stewardship and sustainable agriculture for CropLife International based in Brussels, Belgium. “Seed treatments represent one tool on which many sustainable agriculture technologies rely upon. By protecting seeds from planting to emergence, seed treatments can improve stand establishment and increase potential yield.’”
To read the entire article, please visit Germination Magazine.