Innovative maize seed treatment first of its kind in New Zealand

Rural Exchange 22/04/2018

Andrew Powell from Pioneer joined Rural Exchange to discuss the exciting new cutting-edge LumiGEN™ System Seed Treatment that is the first of its kind to be released in New Zealand.

“There’s a lot of innovation coming through in the seed treatment space,” he told RadioLIVE.

The new seed treatment will include improved fungicides, which will help farmers manage resistance.

Mr Powell said a change in the polymer used will help farmers get a “more uniform, sort of picket fence looking maize crop”.

In addition, the new treatment is to include a biological stimulant which Mr Powell explains will provide protection to the established maize plant’s root systems.

Watch the full interview with Andrew Powell above.

Seeds are a regular feature on REX thanks to the experts at Pioneer Brand Products. If you have any questions or want to find out more, call 0800 PIONEER or visit their website.

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