Slurry Composition and Physiological Quality of Treated Soybean Seeds Over Storage

  •  Andréia K. Suzukawa    
  •  Giovanna E. G. Mariucci    
  •  Lucas C. Pereira    
  •  Alessandro L. Braccini    
  •  Raissa M. Ponce    
  •  Danilo C. V. Marteli    
  •  Luiz H. S. Lima    
  •  Priscila Angelotti    
  •  Vanessa F. V. Silva    


Industrial seed treatment assures uniform coverage of seeds with insecticides, fungicides, micronutrients and bioestimulant at precise dose, however often resulting in higher slurry volume. Furthermore, seeds are coated long periods of time prior sowing and may influence germination and vigor. Thus, the aim of this work was to evaluate the influence of seven industrial seed treatments and their respective slurry volumes on the physiological potential of soybean seeds at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 days of storage. In each storage period, the variables germination, accelerated aging test and emergency speed index were evaluated and studied in the repeated measures in time model. The products used were: fungicide (thiabendazole, fludioxonil and mefenoxam), insecticide (thiametoxam), insecticide/nematicide (abamectin), micronutrients (cobalt and molybdenum), bioregulator, drying powder and polymer. High volumes of seed-coating mixtures reduce the physiological quality of soybean seeds over storage. However, the slurry composition also influenced on the maintenance of the seed germination and vigor throughout the storage.

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