The Bayer SeedGrowth Equipment portfolio contains machinery to cater for specific user needs in all product segments:
Our stationary equipment featuring sophisticated electronics can be tied to plant process control systems.
Our semi-mobile downstream equipment and continuous flow treaters provide more accurate application control and greater payback potential when applying high-value seed treatments. Corn farmers in Colombia are a good example of how growers benefit from one of our downstream seed treatment solutions. In Colombia the corn seed is often pretreated elsewhere, for example in Mexico, and shipped to Colombia in bags. There the seed is treated with a particular insecticide to combat a pest specific to that country. Our semi-mobile downstream equipment enables this corn seed to be treated bag by bag at locations close to the farms in Colombia.
This kind of seed treatment equipment is particularly used for treating cereal seed in Australia, Canada and the USA, where the farms are so big that it is economically viable to deploy seed treatment systems on each farm.
Small mobile systems:
These autonomous back-of-a-truck solutions – basic application equipment plus a power generator – are driven from farm to farm to treat the seed on small farms in countries such as Nicaragua.