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Seed treatment

What are seed treatments? 

Seed treatments are the precise application of biological organisms, products and/or chemical ingredients to suppress, control, or repel plant pathogens, insects, or other pests that attack seeds, seedlings or plants. Commonly used seed treatments are insecticides, fungicides and trace elements. 

What are their benefits? 

Seed treatments play a critical role in agriculture and the production of healthy crops. Because of their targeted accuracy, they selectively control pests, while ensuring beneficial insects remain available to keep other potential insect pests in check. Their safe and targeted use provides an efficient use of pesticides and reduces the amount of chemicals used on large areas of farmland. Because they’re planted below the soil surface, treated seeds help minimize the exposure of pesticides to off-target plants and animals.

How are treated seeds regulated?

All pesticides used as seed treatments are approved for that use. Pesticides undergo roughly 4 years of safety studies before they are approved by the APVMA (Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority). We only use fungicides & insecticides that have been approved by the APVMA to ensure crop safety for all in Australia and our export market.

Why have farmers embraced seed treatments? 

  • Improved seedling emergence and health, especially in no-till or conservation tillage situations. 
  • Viable alternative to foliar and soil applications. 
  • Protection against some above and below-ground pests including some that introduce fungal, bacterial, and viral disease. 
  • Reduction or elimination in the number of insecticide foliar sprays due to targeted protection against insect pests. 
  • Higher crop yields, and reduction in the use of natural resources, energy, money and labor. • Protection for seeds and seedlings against some of the risks associated with early season planting pests. 
  • A more efficient use of pesticides and other chemicals. 

Seed treatments are an important part of a farmer's integrated pest management plan. Seed treatments have been rigorously tested and proven to be a safe and effective tool contributing to the more efficient production of food, fiber and fuel.

Farmers often are able to recover the expenditure of treating the seeds due to increased output.

  • Increased Resistance to Diseases

    Increased Resistance to Diseases

    Process of applying natural or chemical agent to the seed enhances its overall resistance to diseases. Diseased crops can spread the infection to other crops thereby affecting your overall yield.
  • Improved Vigour

    Improved Vigour

    Dressing experts can help you in coating the seeds with special formulas that will improve the vigour in the seeds. Improved seed vigour in turn would lead to quicker germination and faster emergence. Plants that emerge faster tend to be fuller and more productive as compared to their untreated counterparts.
  • Enhances the Seed

    Enhances the Seed

    Dressing the seed with various liquids can help in increasing the nutritional levels in the seed. Increased nutritional levels offer greater resistance to diseases. Improved levels of nutrition also help in faster emergence. Seeds that are treated with fortifying agents show higher percentage of germination. This in turn helps the farmers to get uniformly dense plantations.
  • Enhances the Density of the Plantation

    Enhances the Density of the Plantation

    Dressing a seed empowers it to combat against deadly seedling diseases and other infections. It also improves vigour in seeds. All these factors ultimately contribute to enhanced density of plantations. Denser plantations would mean fuller crops. In other words, farmers can get the benefit of maximum output if they treat their seeds before sowing.
  • Reduces the Need of Fertilizers and Pesticides

    Reduces the Need of Fertilizers and Pesticides

    Seeds that are coated with various formulas for preventing infections tend to require lower amount of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Such seeds also control the emergence of herbicide resisting weeds. All this helps the farmers in saving money and time spent on buying and spraying fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
  • Eco-Friendly


    Seed treatment ensures fortification of seeds with fertilizers and other formulas. This reduces the need of spraying toxic insecticides and pesticides after the plants grow. This also reduces the overall impact on the environment. It also reduces the toxic wastes that arise out of spraying herbicides and pesticides.
  • Seed Cleaning

    Seed Cleaning

    is one of the most vital functions of farming. Many people wonder, if they can skip the process of cleaning the seed and start sorting them instead. It is ideal that you undertake the process of cleaning the seed for better results. You can always hire a seed cleaning agency and relieve yourself of any unnecessary stress associated with post harvesting activities. Hiring a seed cleaner can help you to optimize your production and also enhance the quality of products that are exported. Let us look at some other reasons that you must hire services of experts who can clean your seed.
  • Saves Time

    Saves Time

    Cleaning the seed and using treatments to separate the chaff from the seed requires you to invest lot of time. Farmers may not be able to devote so much time during the harvesting cycle; hence it is ideal to hire a professional who specializes in cleaning the seed. This will help farmers in saving their valuable time.
  • Expert Advice

    Expert Advice

    Changing climatic conditions and new developments in field of pesticides and insecticides often can leave farmers wondering about the right choice for cleaning their seed. When you hire a professional company for seed cleaning, you can be rest assured that they will offer the best advice after analyzing your seed. Their professional advice can help you in maximizing your returns on the harvest.
  • Create a Bank for Next Sowing Cycle

    Create a Bank for Next Sowing Cycle

    When you opt for cleaning the seeds through a professional company, you can be assured that you will be able to create a bank of good seeds that can be used for next sowing cycle. Cleaning the seed allows you to separate larger seeds from the smaller ones. These seeds can be stored carefully and can be used for sowing in the next cycle. Sowing larger seeds will help the farmers in getting a better output for the next harvest. Considering the above mentioned advantages, you must hire a professional expert to clean your seed and grade it for you.
  • Vincit C

    VINCIT seed dressing is a seed treatment treatment for Wheat, Barley, Oats and Triticale to protect against smuts and bunt.

    Vincit C Label
    Vincit C SDS
  • Armour C

    ARMOUR seed dressing protects against smut and bunts, as well as foliar diseases such as stripe rust as per the label.

    Armour C Label
    Armour C SDS
  • Nutrian Zinc

    NUTRIAN ZINC – ZincFusion Fertiliser for maximum benefit and strong early plant vigour as the lack of zinc has been identified as a factor that could reduce the yield from wheat crops. Can increase the crop substantially especially in area with high rainfalls.

  • Imidacloprid 600

    IMIDACLOPRID (also known as Gaucho) - For the control of various insect pests in a range of crops and the protection of spread of barley yellow dwarf virus in cereal crops. This is the prefered method to help control the spread of of aphids including the Russian Wheat Aphid. Responsible farming practice is needed to help protect beneficial insects in the crop and a seed treatment is the only way this can be done effectively.

    Imidacloprid Label
    Imidacloprid SDS
  • Cruiser 350
    • CRUISER 350FS protects cereal seedlings from insect damage improving plant establishment, vigour and ultimately yield
    • Choice of label rates for controlling aphids, including Russia Wheat Aphid and stored grain pests, provides flexibility and saves growers money
    • CRUISER 350FS protects cereal crops from True and False Wireworm from the moment you sow
    • Shorter grazing withholding period than imidacloprid means growers can graze crops sooner
    • Optimal water solubility makes CRUISER 350FS freely available to emerging roots with superior efficacy in marginal conditions
    Cruiser 350 Label
    Cruiser 350 SDS
  • Rancona Dimension

    RANCONA DIMENSION gives premium protection against crown rot, rhizoctonia, pythium, smuts & bunt. 25 g/L Ipconazole [GROUP 3 FUNGICIDE] 20 g/L Metalaxyl [GROUP 4 FUNGICIDE] Rancona Dimension is a Micro-Emulsion (liquid) seed dressing containing ipconazole and metalaxyl for treatment of wheat, barley and oats for control/suppression of various fungal seedling diseases. Rancona Dimension’s combined disease protection and seed safety results in optimal plant performance – faster emergence, excellent seedling establishment, healthier and more vigorous plants – for maximum yield potential.

    Rancona Dimension Label
    Rancona Dimension SDS
    Rancona Dimension Brochure
  • EverGol

    EVERGOL combines the proven disease control strengths of penflufen with the systemic activity of prothioconazole and metalaxyl. It is set to offer control or suppression of a range of diseases in wheat, barley, oats and triticale, including flag smut (seed and soil borne), loose smut, covered smut, common bunt, rhizoctonia, pythium, crown rot, fusarium head blight and white grain disorder.

    Evergol Prime Label
    Evergol Prime SDS
  • Pontiac

    PONTIAC seed dressing for the control of various foliar, seed and soil borne diseases including loose smut, covered smut, common bunt, rhizoctonia & pythium in wheat, barley, oats and triticale and the prevention of spread of barley yellow dwarf virus and for protection against insect pests of stored seed grain. Product Type: Seed Treatment Mode of Action: Group 4A Insecticide and Group 3 4 Fungicide Active ingredient(s): imidacloprid(180g/L)+metalaxyl-m(15g/L)+flutriafol(6.25g/L) Formulation: Soluble Liquid

    Pontiac Label
    Pontiac SDS
    Pontiac Brochure
  • Smartgrain DUAL
    • SMARTGRAIN DUAL 60g/l S-methoprene & 600g/lFenitrothion
    • Dual formulation technology combines both actives
    • 24-hour Withholding Period
    • One product replaces two
    • Registered for Malting Barley, Rice, Wheat, Sorghum and other cereal grains for both local & export markets
    SmartGrain-Dual Label
    SmartGrain-Dual SDS
    SmartGrain-Dual Brochure
  • P Pickle T

    P PICKEL T is a seed dressing containing Thiram and Thiabendazole for the effective control of black spot and rotting roots in peas, rot of seeding roots, Botryis and Ascochyte Blight in chickpeas, lentils, fababeans and vetch.

    P-Pickel-T Label
    P-Pickel-T SDS
    P-Pickel-T Brochure
  • Systiva

    SYSTIVA - Unprecedented protection from sowing to beyond flagleaf for Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) and Net form of net blotch (NFNB)

    Systiva Label
    Systiva SDS
    Systiva Brochure
    Systiva-Net Blotch Control
  • Apron XL

    APRON XL – A seed fungicidal treatment with protection against Pythium causing poor germination of seeds when the environmental conditions is cold and wet. The treatment protects against Phytophthora and downy mildew Great for crops of Cotton, Peas, Lucerne, Subterranean Clover, Carrots, Beetroot, Maize, Sweet Corn and Radish.

    Apron XL Label
    Apron XL SDS
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