Seed treatment services

The difference is know-how and passion

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Testing seed application quality in the laboratory

Our services in customization, testing, training, advice, technical support and troubleshooting are an integral part of our fully integrated system for on-seed applications. Our powerful 24/7 service network is made up of ten Bayer SeedGrowth™ Centers across the globe and numerous truly committed field personnel. Whatever part you play in the seed treatment business – as a farmer, seed breeder, treater, retailer or adviser – our services can play a part in growing your business. And through the expertise gained in about 100 years of seed treatment experience our services can also help to protect your investment.

Comprehensive service portfolio:

Whatever services you chose from Bayer SeedGrowth, you can be sure of benefiting from our know-how and passion for seed treatment.
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Preparing samples for quality control of on-seed application

  • Customer support, training and troubleshooting: Ten Bayer SeedGrowth Centers across the globe and numerous on-site or in-field specialists are there to provide you with hands-on help.
  • Application equipment/technologies: At Bayer SeedGrowth we develop customer-specific application technology solutions and invest in the initial and further development of seed-applied technologies in close collaboration with our own and third-party equipment manufacturers. Besides, our own application and equipment specialists are always available to provide on-site advice and support.
  • Quality assessments: Since quality is such a key issue in seed treatment, we develop test methods for seeds; assess loading and dosage of active ingredients, seed-to-seed distribution, flowability and plantability; invest to improve dust management and slurry recipes; and conduct germination and physiological studies both in the field and in our own specialist labs.  
  • Development support: By closely cooperating and interacting with seed companies, seed treaters, industrials and semi-industrials, we help to optimize development processes and produce the best possible seed treatment products.   
  • On-going formulation development: Our on-going investment in research and development enables us to regularly optimize existing seed treatment formulations and develop news ones to meet market requirements.
  • Stewardship: At Bayer SeedGrowth we take the stewardship issue very seriously through environmental profiles, operator safety training, certifications and communications. One concrete example of how stewardship is practiced at Bayer SeedGrowth comes from our successful efforts to limit dust-off through improving the stickability of film coatings (e.g. via improved product formulations); through tests on application equipment at our Advanced Equipment Department in Minneapolis, USA; through controlling dust during planting via modifications to drilling equipment; and through educating operators, customers, seed companies and seed treaters on dust-off issues.
All these services are available from, in or through our Bayer SeedGrowth Centers.
If one of our Bayer SeedGrowth Centers is not far from you, why not pay a visit to make use of our expertise, experience and practice assistance for your business, and benefit from our customized solutions to suit your specific requirements. We look forward to seeing you.

Bayer SeedGrowth Centers

The goal behind the network of ten Bayer SeedGrowth Centers located around the globe is to be as close as possible to as many seed treatment customers as possible. The services provided at the SeedGrowth Centers range from training on correct application and advice on machinery to in-depth information about treatment processes.