How to treat seeds

Seeds saved by farmers may be infected with microbes that can induce diseases on the seedling and the crop. This can affect seed germination and may be transmitted from seed to seedling to plant.

Seed treatment prevents and controls seed-, soil-, and air-borne diseases. It improves germination, vigor, and productivity.

The following methods are used to treat seeds:


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Seed soaking Stirring Cleaning out unfilled seed Good filled seed under water
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Diseased Seed Sowing seed in seed bed Sprouted seed Manually seed sorting