Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Biological Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health in Central Iowa

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

  • Biological Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health in Central Iowa

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Biological Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health in Central Iowa

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Abstract

Seed treatments have been applied since the 17th century, and since the 1990s have been revamped and exponentially increasing in use. Biological seed treatments have gained the most spotlight due to their 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 improving soil health, making 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:

Cano Camacho, V., Licht, M. A. & McDaniel, M., (2021) “Biological Seed Coatings Influence on Soil and Plant Health in Central Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2020(1).

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Published on
29 Apr 2021