Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
This project is designed to study the effect of planting polymer-coated seed throughout the season on its emergence and subsequent corn 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 55oF for several days the polymer allows water to permeate the seed and germination proceeds.
Iowa State University
Jensen, James and Van Dee, Kevin, "Planting Date and Polymer-Coated Seed Effects on Corn" (2003). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1533.