Seed can be coated with crop protection chemicals in order to protect them from specific pests and diseases. By working closely with some of the world's leading seed processing companies Tozer Seeds are able to offer growers a comprehensive range of seed treatments enabling early control of seedling diseases and insect pests.
Tozer Seeds can supply various seed forms to customers depending on the soil type, weather and specific demands of each customer. Depending on the size of the operation / farm to reduce risk we can supply various options from normal seed to film coated seed.
In general, normal seed has not been subjected to special processes. It is sold by weight and/or by count, depending on the product. Normal seed complies with EC standards.
Priming is defined as an activation of the germination process with the purpose to obtain faster or more uniform emergence after sowing. Primed seed is sold by count.
Pelleting is defined as the process of changing the seed form by covering it with a material, the main purpose being to improve uniformity of size and shape resulting in improved sowing ability. Also additional ingredients may be added. Pelleted seed is sold by count.
Precision seed has been subjected to additional processes. It has a uniform size and high germination. Precision seed is sold by count.
Film coating is a full covering, usually pigmented layer, around the seed. The original seed form remains intact. Additional ingredients may be added. Film coating treatments that contain insecticides are normally identifiable by colour coding. Film coated seed is sold by count.
A dramatic reduction in chemical use is achieved by this highly accurate method of crop protection. Fungicides and insecticides are applied to the seed surface by a specialised film coating technique and field operator exposure is therefore drastically reduced.