Germains strives to provide our customers with high-quality seed filmcoat treatments that are safer to use and offer additional plant protection from pathogens that will aid the success of your crops. Seed film-coating is the precision application of agrochemicals such as color dyes, fungicides, insecticides, and other beneficial microorganisms to raw seeds or seed pellets. Filmcoat applications of agrochemicals are designed to apply the chemicals at the approved label rate as required by the California Department of Pesticides.
Seed filmcoat process
The film-coating is a seed treatment process that encases the active ingredients within a thin film of binding materials, improving handling and reducing end users’ dust. The filmcoat binders keep the material where it belongs, on the seed. Because the agro-chemicals are placed directly on the seed or pellet, the filmcoat may also provide the disease protection it was developed to control. The benefits of the selected agrochemicals begin working at emergence vs. having to wait for spray applications after planting.
Quality control and safety
All Germains seed filmcoat applications are routinely tested by our Quality Control department to ensure that the application of agrochemicals is controlled and adheres to state and federal regulatory standards. Also, to prevent seeds treated with any agrochemical from accidentally being consumed by humans or animals, all seeds treated with any chemical or biological filmcoat are color-coded according to the Food and Drug Administration’s safety guidelines 21 CF, Part 2.25. All colorants used in Germains’ filmcoating process are 40 CFR, Part 153.155 approved.
Seed filmcoat treatments offer many benefits, including:
Guide to seed treatment stewardship
The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship is a valuable resource that provides critical information and up-to-date guidelines for seed handling. Jointly produced by the American Seed Trade Association and CropLife America, the guide aims to educate farmers and seed companies about how to manage their treated seeds effectively and minimize the risk of exposure. Click here for more information.
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As our offer for seed treatment is extensive, please contact us with any inquiries you may have for your seed so we can tailor an offer for you.