5 April 1996

New seed coating

AN IMPROVED seed coating which is said to offer quicker and more even establishment is being applied to all cereal varieties in the Nickerson Original brand.

The coating includes a range of fungicide treatments and a growth promoting agent made up of micronutrients and growth hormones. It is applied as an incomplete covering, allowing moisture quick access to the seed.

Average price of C2 seed for an established variety is about £290/t, including polymer coating and growth promoter. Fungicide treatment is extra.