DiscoAg filmcoating liquids
Crop protection in the agronomic seed market
The agronomic market is a
specific market in which huge volumes of seed are produced.
The agricultural sector is accustomed to using relative large
amounts of crop protection compounds to protect their valuable crops
The crop protection industry is focussing more and more on crop
protection compounds to be applied by seed treatment. The advantage of
these seed treatment applied crop protection compounds is that by
being applied on the seed directly only a fraction of the normal
applied crop protection compound volume is used per hectare.
The use of crop protection compounds through seed treatment is much
more efficient and effective. In some cases only 0,1 – 1% of the
normally used dosage of crop protection compounds by foliar
application is as effective when used through seed treatment.
The traditional slurry treatment method
the geographical market and development stage of the seed companies
and farmers the basic way of seed treatment was done simply by adding
the crop protection compounds in water and then apply this mix as a
slurry treatment on the seed. This method is very simple, not
expensive and can be done quickly resulting in relative low costs per
kg of seed.
A less positive aspect however is that the water being
used as a carrier of the crop protection compounds can evaporate
usually resulting in very dusty seed as the crop protection compound
turns into powder again. This powder dust can be inhaled by people
handling the seed and could become harmful to our environment.
Another disadvantage can be that in some cases a part of the crop
protection compounds can be lost as it stays behind in the seed
package or sowing equipment resulting in a possible less effective
protection of the seed and seedling.
traditional way to compensate this loss is to give an over dosage of
the crop protection compounds during the seed treatment.
The new DiscoAg film coating liquids
In the last 5–10 years enormous research efforts have been made by the crop
protection companies to develop new systemic insecticides and
fungicides which are much more effective in seed and plant protection.
To give an optimal protection even more attention must be given to the
way the seed treatment compounds are applied on the seed. The
traditional low cost slurry treatment is less efficient and is giving
loss of expensive seed treatment compounds.
To be your partner Incotec has gained a great deal of experience
with various seed species and their physiological behavior over the
years. This, combined with our extensive knowledge of coating
components and our understanding of most crop protectants, has allowed
us to develop a complete range of filmcoat liquid specially adapted to
the agronomic market under the name of "Disco Ag".
Ag filmcoat liquids contain binders, color pigments and flow agents
and are developed to replace the traditional slurry treatment. The
advantage of these Disco Ag filmcoat liquids is that the seed
treatment compounds are mixed with the Disco Ag and then added on the
seed. In this way the crop protection compounds are bound to the seed,
making the seed dust free. Another advantage is that the crop
protection compounds are used very efficient and effective resulting
in a better seed and crop protection.
DiscoAg product line
The Disco Ag range has been
carefully developed and selected in such way that it can be virtually
used with all seed treatment compounds and application equipment. If a
new seed treatment
compound is introduced in the market Incotec will
always test the compatibility of our Disco Ag with this new crop
The Disco Ag range is
developed for agronomic crops where a low cost price is very
important. We have spend much time in selecting the best flow agents
which assure a good spreading of the crop protection compound around
the seed surface and the very good binding power of the binders used
make sure the crop protection compounds are securely bound to the
The standard Disco Ag is available in Red, Blue, Green, Yellow,
Orange, Black, White, Pearl and Transparent.
The Disco Ag Special range has an extreme high binding power but
has the same color intensity as the standard Disco Ag range.
If you have any special
wishes concerning for example the release of the crop protection
compound, color intensity, company image, we can develop a tailor-made
new Disco Ag adapted to your wishes.
We invite you to order a free of charge sample of our unique Disco
Ag Filmcoat liquids. You will be surprised how easy to handle they
effectiveness they have on binding the crop protection
compounds to the seed, and how easy to clean your seed treatment
equipment afterwards will be.