Farm

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This project was designed to study the effect that polymer-coated seed has on corn emergence and yield. The coating technology used is the Intellicoat® Early Plant Seed Coating Technology. Intellicoat is derived from natural, biodegradable fatty acids that act as temperature-sensitive switches. Thus when soil temperatures warm above 55°F for several days, the polymer allows water to permeate the seed, which in turn allows germination to proceed.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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