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Seed Coating Formulation Technologies: An Environmental Biology Friendly Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture  

D.K. Hazra1 , P.K. Patanjali2
1 AINP on Pesticide Residue Laboratory, Department of Agricultural Chemicals, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Directorate of Research, Research Complex Building, Kalyani-741235, Nadia, West Bengal, India
2 Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT), Sector-20, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana, India
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Bioscience Methods, 2016, Vol. 7, No. 5   doi: 10.5376/bm.2016.07.0005
Received: 25 Apr., 2016    Accepted: 16 Jul., 2016    Published: 27 Dec., 2016
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Hazra D.K., and Patanjali P.K., 2016, Seed coating formulation technologies: an environmental biology friendly approaches for sustainable agriculture, Bioscience Methods, 7(5): 1-10 (doi: 10.5376/bm.2016.07.0005)


Farmers must meet an array of demands and challenges every day: growing crops that have minimal disease and insect damage, protecting the environment and providing food for communities across the globe. In modern agriculture, farmers pursue continuous improvement through new technologies that help them face these obstacles in a sustainable way. This includes the responsible use of crop protection products (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides), applied to the soil, seeds or the growing crop. Seed treatment specifically refers to the application of chemical products and/or biological organisms to the seed prior to sowing in order to suppress, control or repel pathogens, insects and other pests that attack seeds, seedlings or plants. Seed treatment through seed coating formulations offer an increasingly precise mode of applying products in the field, and provide a high level of protection against insects and disease while reducing potential exposure of humans and the environment to crop protection products.

Seed treatment; Seed coat; Suspensions; Dispersible; Emulsion
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