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Coated seeds could encourage early start for spring planting

Posted: Thursday, Mar 27th, 2014


Photo/ Kathy Eystad - Plant physiologist Russ Gesch works with young crop plants in the lab. Gesch’s research on protective seed coatings is helping North Central Plains farmers optimize planting schedules and improve crop production.
MORRIS, Minn. – Seedling success sometimes depends on a good cover-up, according to research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologist Russ Gesch has determined that sowing seeds protected by a thin polymer layer can help northern Corn Belt farmers optimize spring planting schedules.

For the complete article see the 03-28-2014 issue.

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