Novel Seed Treatment Technology

Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan have developed a novel non-expensive seed treatment technology that improves seed germination at optimum and low temperatures on over 30 crops/cultivars including wheat, corn, barley, soybean, pea, lentil, forage and vegetables. Significant positive impacts on seedling establishment, root development and advanced flowering have been observed in greenhouse testing. This simple and inexpensive treated can be applied through soaking, priming or spray, which offers the users flexibility and convenience in application of this technology.