Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
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.
Iowa State University
Jensen, James and Van Dee, Kevin, "Effects of Planting Date and Polymer-Coated Seed on Corn" (2006). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1153.