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Biological Corn Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health

Authors: Terry Tuttle (Iowa State University) , Mark A. Licht (Iowa State University) , Marshall McDaniel (Iowa State University) , Valeria Cano Camacho (Iowa State University)

  • Biological Corn Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health

    Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

    Biological Corn Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health

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Abstract

Seed treatments have been applied since the 17th century. Since the 1990s, these have been revamped and exponentially increasing in use. Biological seed treatments have gained the most spotlight due to the connection with soil health, mainly in terms of potential beneficial relationships within soil biota and increasing soil health in general. BASF has developed a biological seed treatment called Ponchoâ Votivoâ 2.0 (PV2.0), which is marketed to improve yields by 3.8 bushels/acre in addition to improving soil health that would make nutrients more plant-available. Other potential benefits include protecting roots from harmful nematodes and stimulating root growth at earlier stages to increase plant vigor.

How to Cite:

Tuttle, T. & Licht, M. A. & McDaniel, M. & Cano Camacho, V., (2020) “Biological Corn Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2019(1).

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31 Mar 2020
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