Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm
This three-year study was designed to study the effects polymer-coated corn seed on emergence and yield. The coating technology used was the Intellicoat® Early Plant seed coating technology. Intellicoat is derived from natural, biodegradable fatty acids, which act as temperature-sensitive switches. Thus, when soil temperatures warm above 55°F for several days, the polymer allows water to permeate the seed and germination to proceed.
Iowa State University
Pecinovsky, Kenneth T.; Elmore, Roger W.; and Abendroth, Lori, "Influence of Polymer-coated Seed and Planting Dates on Corn" (2006). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1106.