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BIOLOGICAL SEED TREATMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
"Seed treatment can optimize seed germination, plant establishment and yield"
 

Biological seed treatment is an affordable and effective way to optimize seed germination, plant establishment, early growth and yield potential. It is also one of the lowest financial investments a grower can make to maximize productivity and improve the bottom line.

WHY USE SEED TREATMENTS

Once the seed is planted, it is important that germination occurs uniformly and quickly. If the soil is too cold, germination can be delayed. This can result in seed damage and uneven emergence and, in certain cases, re-seeding may be necessary. Seed treatments are effective against problems that occur in cold wet soils especially limited disturbance and no-till operations and it areas of low moisture. Seed treatments are also effective against a broad spectrum of problems including seed decay, seedling diseases and soil pathogens.

Natural seed treatments can make less available forms of soil phosphate available to plants, promote nitrogen fixation, root development and quick emergence, stimulate cell division and increases stress tolerance. In addition, seed treatments can increase the vigor of treated plants helping them resist damage by pathogenic fungi and damping off. Typically, this results in (1) early root growth and larger roots (2) a more consistent plant stand and increased yields. Larger roots provide better access to moisture and nutrients which translates into improved health throughout the life cycle of the crop.

Plants naturally create a zone of “nutrient depletion” around their roots and, to access new sources of nutrients, they can either (1) grow more roots and root hairs or (2) form a symbiotic relationship with a fungus whose hyphae (threadlike filaments) can absorb nutrients for uptake by the plants. Most vascular plants can form such relationships, which are called "mycorrhizae". Mycorrhizal fungi include those living on the surface of plants and those which enter the plant itself.

Seed treatments can colonize plant roots and send out filaments into the surrounding soil. These filaments form a bridge that connects the plant roots with large areas of soil (up to 200 times larger than the root zone) and act as a "pipeline" to funnel nutrients to the plant. In return, the plant discharges compounds, through its roots, to stimulate fungal growth. The efficacy of the fungi is also enhanced by soil microbes such as bacillus sp. These bacteria, many of which are aerobic, affect root colonization and function by producing vitamins, hormones, and other compounds that promote fungal growth.

Fungi are best known for their ability to improve plant growth in low phosphate soils by transporting phosphate to the plant. Other benefits associated with root colonization by fungi include increased absorption of nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, sulfur, boron, molybdenum etc. Due in part to the association of certain soil microbes with the fungi, many of these non-mobile elements are made water soluble by the microbes, absorbed by the fungi, and translocated to the plant through the filament "pipeline".

Fungi can increase the disease resistance of plants against root pathogens, especially when the fungi can adequately colonize the root before the pathogen attacks. Fungi are important in forming stable soil aggregates by binding soil particles in the filamentous mass as well as producing sticky substances that hold the particles together. Due mainly to improved plant nutrition, fungi colonization can also improve plant drought resistance.

Soil disturbances such as discing may destroy the filament network connections to the plant roots. Fungi are also reduced by extensive fallowing and floods. Fungal activity levels can be determined by testing plant roots for the percentage of colonization.

WHAT IS CB-QGG ORGANIC SEED TREATMENT?
CB-QGG is a liquid, natural seed treatment and root growth promoter formulated with macro and micro nutrients, amino acids, organic acids, root growth stimulants, enzymes, proteins, vitamins minerals and beneficial microbes.  CB-QGG also contains constituents that stimulate indigenous microbes in the root zone. CB-QGG has proven to be a reliable performer in low and high rainfall areas and in all soil types except extreme calcareous soils.

APPLICATION
Applying CB-QGG requires no special equipment. The objective is to create physical contact between CB-QGG and the seed. On farm treatment can be carried out prior to planting.

Table 1.
TYPICAL USAGE RATES
 

SEED TYPE

QGG

WATER

SEED / LBS.

Peas

1 Litre

6 Litres

1600

Lentils

1 Litre

8 Litres

1600

Corn

1.5 Litres

10 Litres

1600

Soybean

1 Litre

6 Litres

1400

Barley/Wheat

1 Litre

6 Litres

1600

Oats

1 Litre

6 Litres

1600

Rye

1 Litre

6 Litres

1600

Canola/Flax

1 Litre

10 Litres

1600

Grass

1 Litre

10 Litres

1000

Tomatoes

1 Litre

12 Litres

1200

Sunflower

1 Litre

10 Litres

1400

Potatoes

2 Litres

18 Litres

1000

Table 2.
TYPICAL COST / ACRE

CROP
SEED RATE
COST / ACRE
BARLEY 96 Lbs. / Acre

1.20

WHEAT 120 Lbs.  / Acre

1.50

OATS

90 Lbs. / Acre

1.10

FLAX

 40 Lbs. / Acre

0.43

RYE

56 Lbs. / Acre

0.72

SOYBEAN

80 Lbs. / Acre

1.25

PACKAGING
1 Litre HDPE Jugs
4 Litre HDPE Jugs
20 Litre HDPE Pails
1000 Litre Totes

FIELD TESTS - ORGANIC SEED TREATMENT
Field tests, conducted over a 7 day period in April 2001 and 2002 at soil temperatures of 4.5C (40.1F)and 4C (39.2F) respectively, revealed the following :
Germination rate of seed treated with CB-QGG seed treatment: 82.6%
Germination rate of untreated seed. 0%

CB-QGG organic seed treatment can increase the respiration activity of seeds causing them to germinate more quickly and more fully when compared to non treated seeds. Growers, especially no-till producers who are planting into cold wet soils, can derive significant benefits from using CB-QGG seed treatment.    SEED VITALITY TEST- Click Here    

 

CB-QGG SEED TREATMENT TEST RESULTS

 

SAFETY
CB-QGG organic seed treatment is produced in accordance with NOSB (National Organic Standards Board) guidelines. The materials used in the production process are derived from naturally occurring and sustainable sources and are consistent with organic principals and the National List of Allowed Substances. CB-QGG does NOT contain synthetic chemicals, animal components, animal byproducts, manure or manure byproducts. CB-QGG is environmentally safe, is not harmful to animals, plants and humans.

COMPLIANCE
Fully complies with EPA Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and the rules, orders and regulations promulgated there under including:
a) Sections 4, 5, 6 & 7; Title 40 Chapter 1, 707.20 thru 707.75;
b) 40 CFR Sections 704.3. 710.2(e) and 720.3(c); and
c) Sections 5 and 13, reference 42FR64583
d) Does not contain marine pollutants as defined in 49 CFR 171.8.

STORAGE & HANDLING
Store in a cool location away from direct sunlight - No special handling required See MSDS

 

Product: CB-QGG
Description: Seed Treatment
Form: Liquid Concentrate

 

 
 
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