Asked by: Yamal Barasked in category: General Last Updated: 29th February, 2020
What is the pink stuff on corn seed?
In this manner, what does treated corn seed mean?
In agriculture and horticulture, seed treatment or seed dressing is a chemical, typically antimicrobial or fungicidal, with which seeds are treated (or "dressed") prior to planting. Seed treatments can be an environmentally more friendly way of using pesticides as the amounts used can be very small.
Additionally, why are my pea seeds pink? Pink seed in pea crops has been observed in isolated cases over the past few years. It is caused by Erwinia rhapontici, an opportunistic bacterial plant pathogen. In most cases, the peas end up as feed because of other damage in addition to the discolored seeds. Pink seed was first described in Alberta on pea in 1990.
Then, how do you treat corn seeds?
STANDARD SWEET CORN SEED TREATMENTS These trials have shown that effective seed treatments should include one or more broad-spectrum fungicides, systemic fungicides with activity against seedborne Penicillium and Fusarium, and a fungicide with activity against Oomycete pathogens such as Pythium and Phytophthora.
How long soak corn seeds?
Soaking Process When soaking corn seeds, use lukewarm water, about 68 F, and if you're planting more than one variety of corn, soak them in separate labeled containers. Recommended soaking times range from a few hours to up to 24 hours, with no more than eight hours being the usual.