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Seed treatment involves the application of certain chemical agents to the seeds prior to sowing to control, suppress or repel pests and pathogens that attack seeds, seedlings or plants. Seed-borne diseases pose a major threat to crop yield and quality. Presently, large amounts of cereal seed are treated by seed dressing by coating and pelleting with chemical pesticides to control these diseases. However, overuse of pesticides brings about higher environmental pollution, adverse effects on human health and the development of resistance by pathogens to the chemical compounds. There is an urgent need to develop an alternative method for chemical treatment for controlling pests and disease.

APIT’s Unique Solution for Seed Treatment

In response to the greater industrial demands, APIT has come up with a high-quality sustainable thermal seed treatment process for conventional agriculture without compromising productivity and composition.

Why Is it Important?
    • Reliable substitute for chemical treatment by virtue of thermal treatment
    • Highly effective against seed-borne pathogens- both Bacteria and Fungus
    • Increased pest resistance and infestation
    • Greater crop yield results in comparison to chemical treatment
    • Higher compliance with organic farming rules
    • Exceptional potency of germinating plants
    • Best suited for organic farming
Thermal Seed Treatment Process
Seed Technology

The thermal seed treatment process starts with the cleaning process for extraneous matter and further the seeds are graded to obtain uniform sized grains. The grains are then subjected to tempering in the gel cook station and subsequently dried after a brief resting period.

Major Outcomes
    • Sterilization of grains or seeds for food and feed consumption
    • Environment-friendly approach
    • Significant reduction in the mycotoxin levels
    • Decline in storage pests
    • Effective against rice fungal pathogens mainly
Key Features Obtained