Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
Seed treatments offer protection to germinating seeds and developing seedlings from fungi, insects, and nematodes. All legumes require the appropriate rhizobium bacteria in the soil in order for nitrogen fixation to occur. Inoculating the seed with an inoculum can insure the crop will take advantage of this nitrogen fixation.
Fawcett, Jim; Schneider, Cody; Miller, Lance; and Nicolaus, Karl
"On-Farm Corn and Soybean Seed Treatment Trials,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2016
, Article 78.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2016/iss1/78