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Producer Seed Treating Systems

New Seed Treatments can produce higher crop yields and quality, but require proper application if you want to harvest all the benefits. Good products poorly applied result in loss of almost all benefit.

Getting the most benefit from seed treating requires a good product and an accurate applicator. Drippers and uncalibrated applicators waste up to 70% of the product value, due to poor rate and uniformity accuracy. Guessing at seed treating rates with drippers or blind applicators is costly. You can either apply too much product or downgrade crop protection with not enough. Either way, you lose!

System TypeCalibratedApplication Accuracy - %


RateUniformity% of Treating
Benefit to Crop?
DrippersNO25%20%25%
Blind Pressure/No NozzleNO35%35%35%
P1AS/P2A/P6TYES85%60%60%
G3 SystemsYES90%85%85%

Different dye levels and application rates in new products have abolished "treat by color". Calibrated uniform distribution systems are needed to provide the greatest economic benefit.

With 50 years experience in pedigreed seed handling, we have developed and refined affordable treating systems that deliver full value to producers from their seed treating chemical investment.

All systems come with pre-calibrated application rate charts for cereals and other crops, so accurate treatment rates are easily set without field calibration. For the first time, producers have control over the accuracy of their seed treating.

All systems employ controlled droplet, hollow cone applicators for uniform coverage and non-plugging reliability. Their high accuracy and uniformity provide much improved control of seed borne diseases like smut, Karnal Bunt, and Fusarium Graminearum.

As farms grower larger and suppliers more distant, many producers are choosing to do their own just-in-time seed treating at home. With our affordable producer systems they can now accurately apply treatments, and get the full treating benefit to their field.

Farm Seed Treating Considerations

1. All Seed Treating Systems Require 3 Components.
  1. A calibrated chemical flow control system to deliver the proper rate of chemical.
  2. A Seed Flow Control device to feed a regulated grain flow to the applicator. Seed rate control is an essential part of accurate treating, yet many systems provide no way of controlling the seed flow rate. This makes chemical application rate meaningless.
  3. A Chemical Applicator to put the treatment on the seed as uniformly as possible;

If you don't have these 3 components, you don't have control of your seed-treating rate. If you don't have control, you'll pay for it, in over-application of product and poor field performance. Like most pest control jobs, "do it right, or don't bother" applies to seed treating too.

2. Treating from the bin to the nurse truck will usually produce better crop protection than field treating.

We recommend treating when out-loading the seed for planting. Then you're sure it will be seeded, and you can do the job without the compromises and pressures of field treating. Time pressure is lower as there is no need to hurry, and control over seed and chemical flow is usually better with yard equipment.

You'll get better crop protection from the improved treating accuracy, which greatly overwhelms the minor irritation of a few bushels of treated seed carryover. Used Mini-bulk bags are usually available from feed mills to store the carry over seed if you don't seed it out as silage.

Field treating into the seeder prevents carry over seed, but at a significant cost. Application accuracy is usually lower due to less control over seed and chemical flow, and the time pressure of getting the seeder moving again.

With today's water base treatments, there's also a concern with treatment + fertilizer dust combining to create seed bridging or blockages, resulting in seeding rate skips. If you have to watch your crop grow with 20 % seeding blanks, it makes for a long summer.

Yard treating allows treated seed to dry properly and get moved once, so it flows smoothly through the seeder.

Seed Treating Applicator Alternatives for Producers

We market 3 applicator system alternatives. Both include precalibrated pressure charts for various treating products. This permits very accurate chemical rate setting for best protection to the crop.

  1. G3 Applicator Systems: G3 Applicator systems provide the highest seed dosage accuracy and coverage uniformity to provide the best crop protection in the field.
    Benefits
    • Patented type 4 applicator supplies high accuracy / high speed treating for highest value application.
    • Converts grain flow into a thin, uniform curtain, so all seeds are treated uniformly.
    • A calibrated nozzle sprays controlled droplet treatment onto the seed as it flows by in a thin curtain. This allows very high rate accuracy.
    • Treating speeds over 1500 bushels per hour (40 tonnes per hr.) allow just-in-time spring treating. No winter treating; no treated seed carryover.
    • G3's are available in various package systems to treat out of farm bins, trucks or in centralized treating systems.
      G3 Applicator Packages:
      • Saddle Tank Package with 30 liter tank
      • Mix & Treat Package with 120 liter tank
      • Air Keg Upgrade Kit
  2. G40 Seed Treater:
    Download G40 Brochure [PDF format]
    • The G40 is based on the same time proven principles of the G3 Treater.
    • The G40 will treat wheat at 40 bu / minute and barley at 50 bu / minute.
    • All G40 packages come with our new TX8E Transfer Auger. This 8" transfer auger has a built in seed flow control kit to regulate the grain flow to the treater and a 3hp 230v electric motor with a built in forward / reverse switch for easy cleanout between varieties.
    • The G40 applicator can also be rigid mounted to the bottom of a hopper bin for treating of delicate crops or when being used in a seed plant situation.
    • Units come fully calibrated to ensure that you apply the correct rate of chemical in a uniform manner to all your seed.
    • The new TX8E transfer auger comes with high speed axles and a swing away hitch for road transport between locations.
      G40 Features:
      • Units can be configured with a 120L or 240L Mix & Treat supply unit.
      • Units have a built in product transfer function.
      • They can transfer product directly from bulk drums or totes to the product storage tanks.
      • Units can be configured with optional double shoot insert to allow sequential product application without tank mixing products
      • The MTS is capable of treating a full tandem load of seed (500 bu) in ten minutes.
      • All product transfer is done in a closed loop system reducing exposure.
    G40 Package with Mix & Treat 120 w TSF
    • G40 Applicator
    • TX8E Seed Flow Control Auger
    • 3hp Auger drive Motor with Fwd / Rev switch
    • 120 L Mix & Treat Product delivery system with closed system bulk transfer.
    G40 Package with Mix & Treat 240 w TSF
    • G40 Applicator
    • TX8E Seed Flow Control Auger
    • 3hp Auger drive motor with fwd / rev switch
    • 240 L Mix & Treat product delivery system with closed system bulk transfer.
    G40 Package with Mix & Treat 120 HC w TSF
    • G40 Applicator
    • TX8E Seed Flow Control Auger
    • 3hp auger drive motor with fwd / rev switch
    • 120L Mix & Treat product delivery system with closed system bulk transfer
    • High capacity pump upgrade. 300 psi max, 6.0 gpm open flow. Will handle product mixes and higher viscosity products.
    G40 Package with Mix & Treat 240 HC w TSF
    • G40 Applicator
    • TX8E Seed Flow Control Auger
    • 3hp auger drive motor with fwd / rev switch
    • 240L Mix & Treat product delivery system with closed system bulk transfer
    • High capacity pump upgrade. 300 psi max, 6.0 gpm open flow. Will handle
  3. A4S Auger Applicator: The A4S auger applicator systems are a type 3 (medium distribution accuracy) applicator that treats seed as it's transferred with an auger. This allows treating delay until you're loading your seed to take it to the field.
    Benefits
    • The lower cost system offers simple mounting and operation, along with medium distribution accuracy.
    • A4 chemical applicators use the same controlled droplet nozzle as the G3 applicator. It mounts in an adaptor fitting that clamps onto an auger inlet, and sprays onto the seed flow top surface.
    • The seed feed to the applicator is regulated by a seed flow control kit, which provides a means of stabilizing seed flow at a regulated amount.
    • While producing somewhat lower uniformity than the G3, the A4S provides the same chemical rate accuracy, along with much improved application uniformity over dripper applicators.
    • The A4S comes with calibration tables for Charter®, Dividend®, DB Red/Green®, Raxil 250®, Vitavax Solution® and Vitaflow280®, liquid inoculants and Jumpstart.

    A4S Auger Applicatior Packages
    P1AS Electric Treating Systems
    Auger Saddle mount package system - 110 vac or 12 vdc. 30-liter chemical tank.
    P219/AS Air Powered Treater
    Operates off air pup tank in yard or field. 19-liter capacity treats 220 bushels.
    P6T Field Treating System
    12 vdc powered unit mounts on air seeders or nurse trucks for field treating.
    Air Keg Upgrade Kits
    A4S Applicator upgrade kits are available to provide greater control and application accuracy from GAP, AGSCO or similar air keg delivery systems.

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