What is Film Coated Seed?
Film coating is a process of applying a precise amount of fungicide directly onto the seed coat. A prescribed amount of fungicide is mixed with a liquid polymer. The onion seed is then placed in a rotating drum and the polymer/fungicide mix is sprayed directly onto the seed. The treatment results in an even seed coat coverage of polymer/fungicide. The coated seed is then removed from the drum, dried and packed ready for sowing. Benefits of Film Coating Enables accurate and even doses of chemicals and reduces chemical wastage. Saves valuable time during sowing period as seed requires no further treatment. Easier to observe sowing accuracy as coated bright green seed is easily visible. Improves the flow of seed through the seed hopper. Reduces grower exposure to agricultural chemicals as sowing process becomes dust free. Provides an effective strategy against infection by Botrytis Allii, particularly when combined with Botrytis Allii free seed. Assists in establishing onion plants in soi