In agriculture and horticulture, seed treatment or seed dressing is a chemical, typically antimicrobial or fungicidal, with which seeds are treated (or "dressed") prior to planting. Less frequently, insecticides are added. Seed treatments can be an environmentally more friendly way of using pesticides as the amounts used can be very small. It is usual to add colour to make treated seed less attractive to birds if spilt and easier to see and clean up in the case of an accidental spillage.
- Seed Treatment as A Low-Cost Crop Protection Solution
- Serves as Insurance to Seed Investments
- Reduced Risk of Exceeding Mrls
- Need for Soil Replenishment Caused By Limited Crop Rotation Practices
- Use Of Naturally Occurring Seed Treatment
- Awareness about Health and Fitness
- Lower Margins for Key Industrial Crops
- Government Regulations
- Existing Ban on Neonicotinoids
The key Vendors profiled in the report are Bayer (Germany), Monsanto (United States), Syngenta (Switzerland), BASF (Germany), Dow AgroSciences (United States), DuPont (United States), FMC (United States), Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), Arysta LifeScience (United States) and Incotec (Netherlands). Additionally, other players that are part of this comprehensive study are Nufarm (Australia), UPL (India) and Germains (United Kingdom).