At DLF-TRIFOLIUM we're constantly pushing performance boundaries with new varieties of grass seed offering improved characteristics. Even so, customers often prefer to spend a bit more so that they can sow treated versions of those seeds. They're making a sound investment because sowing conditions vary from farm to farm and from year to year. Treated seed has a much better chance of thriving under adverse conditions when untreated seed might fail.
The use of treated seed is common farming practice for the sowing of cereals, beet, and maize. Now farmers are applying the same approach to grass, especially in locations where there are restrictions on the use of chemicals and fertilisers.
Treated seed performs better
Improved plant nutrition.
Protection against abiotic stress.
Pays for itself
Treated seed costs more than untreated. Farmers who make that additional investment find that it pays for itself.
Reduces the risk of a poor result
Makes efficient use of chemical and fertiliser inputs – direct contact feeds the seeds not the weeds
Gives weeds less chance to establish
Requires less chemical and fertiliser input – better for the environment
Colourants reduce losses through bird picking
Finishers improve the flow of seeds through a sowing machine
DLF Seed Treatment Technology
DLF Professional Seed Technology covers a range of technical developments that support young grass plants during their early, most vulnerable stages of life.