Prosun™ is a seed coating for sunflowers that provides added weight and a smooth, slick finish that enables sunflower seed to flow smoothly through planters. Designed for precision air planters, Prosun seed coating helps growers achieve accurate field populations. Prosun pellets may be applied to raw or treated seeds. Seed distributors may provide crop protection chemicals for application as a filmcoat during the coating process.
Seed Coating for Sunflowers | Product benefits:
- Adds weight to seed for improved placement in the field
- Maximizes flowability through planters
- Uniform coating and seed sizing
- Precision application of agrochemicals
*Not recommended for air seeders or finger planters
Germination and Emergence Trial Result
No significant differences in germination or emergence observed. Data represents 4 trials combined: NDSU REC’s Carrington & Minot 2017, 2018. Four varieties/seed fields tested in each trial. Sizes within a seed lot originated from the same seed field. Seeds were counted equally between treatments and planted with a cone planter.
Skips and Multiples Trial Results
Number per 100 feet of Row. Data represents 3 trials combined. NDSU REC’s Carrington 2017, 2018, Minot 2018. Two varieties tested in each trial. Sizes within a variety from same seed field.
Sunflower Yield Improvement
No differences in oil content, moisture or test weight observed. Data represent two varieties tested at each of the three trials. 2017-2018 NDSU Research Extension Center (REC), Carrington, ND, 2018 NDSU REC, Minot ND. All sizes from the same seed field. Revenue calculated using an average NuSun selling price of $16.67, Enderlin, ND (Source: NSA Daily Market News).
Added Crop Protection | Pretreated Seed Application
Prosun is a seed coating for sunflowers that may be applied to raw or treated seeds. Seed distributors may provide crop protection chemicals for application as a filmcoat during the coating process. Please speak with your seed distributor about crop protection products they may have available.