February 9, 2004
INCOTEC, Integrated Coating and
Technology, Inc. (Salinas, California) is the location where
a new generation of primed products for lettuce is quietly
establishing a new standard of excellence.
During the past three years, research activities
have peaked as INCOTEC scientists in the Netherlands, Bob Legro,
Roelf Weges and Victor Sanchez-Sava provided many incremental
improvements to the priming and pelleting processes of INCOTEC’s
The INCOTEC USA team followed through with
extensive testing in field locations as diverse as the cool
valleys around Salinas, California to the hot, dry fields
located in the desert areas in and around Yuma, Arizona. During
this period INCOTEC’s primed lettuce products began to evolve
into new products as these incremental changes were tested and
then incorporated into those new primed products. These
“evolved” primed products now make excellent partners with high
quality lettuce seed as the quality of the seed is maximized by
the improvements of quality in the primed product.
These “evolved” primed products are combined with
all of INCOTEC’s available lettuce coating products, i.e. OnX,
Micromax, INCOTEC 108, INCOTEC 136, and Splitkote.
Jerry Vosti, INCOTEC’s Sales Consultant in
Salinas, California states, “the effect of all the many small
changes that produced this new generation of primings is seen in
the improved performance of the seed and in the lettuce fields
in both Yuma, Arizona and the Salinas, California valleys”.
INCOTEC is a worldwide leader in coating and seed
technology serving the vegetable, ornamental and agronomic seed
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