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April 2013

Seed treatment equipment

THE RIGHT TREATER FOR EVERY SEED AND SEGMENT – WORLDWIDE

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The Bayer SeedGrowth™ Equipment portfolio covers all the world’s commercial crops and seed treatment segments: industrial applications, downstream applications, on-farm application equipment and autonomous mobile systems. Whatever the application solution, the innovative nature and high quality of this equipment help to grow a seed treater’s business.
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Training and support on seed application equipment

Worldwide equipment portfolio

Arkansas to Australia, Brazil to Britain, Canada to China: The countries in which Bayer’s wide range of seed treatment application equipment is deployed span the globe. Not only is Bayer the only crop protection company in the world that makes both seed treatment products and the equipment to apply them with, Bayer SeedGrowth also has machines for all major seeds and segments, and every crop or customer-specific application. The comprehensive nature of Bayer’s fully integrated seed treatment portfolio is reflected in the Bayer SeedGrowth brand, which combines the four competence areas of Products, Coatings, Equipment and Services into one all-encompassing offering that allows the seed treatment business to be viewed from a holistic perspective.

Seed treatment equipment for all crops

Although Britain and the USA have traditionally been the countries where Bayer had its most comprehensive equipment portfolio, there has been rapid expansion in recent years into Latin America (especially Brazil and Argentina), China and South Africa – all countries where the added value of top-quality seed treatment and custom-designed solutions to suit specific needs is particularly appreciated in the farming community. Besides offering equipment for all seed treatment segments (industrial, downstream, on-farm and mobile) and every degree of technological sophistication (from state-of-the-art computerized and On Demand™ systems to basic machines), Bayer SeedGrowth also has seed treatment equipment for all the world’s commercial crops – in fact, for every type of seed.

Treaters for every segment

The Bayer SeedGrowth Equipment portfolio contains machinery to cater for specific user needs in all product segments:

  • Industrial applications: Stationary equipment featuring sophisticated electronics can be tied to plant process control systems.
  • Downstream applications: Semi-mobile equipment and continuous flow treaters provide more accurate application control and greater payback potential when applying high-value treatments.
  • On-farm application equipment: This is used in particular for cereal seed in Australia, Canada and the USA, where the farms are so big that it is economically viable to deploy seed application systems on each farm.
  • Mobile systems: These autonomous systems – basic application equipment and a power generator mounted on the back of a truck – are mainly used on small farms in countries such as Nicaragua where they are driven from farm to farm to treat the seed.
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater
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Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater

Seed treatment equipment from Bayer SeedGrowth™ for all purposes: Continuous Treater

Downstream equipment used in Colombia

Corn farmers in Colombia are a good example of how growers benefit from segment-specific seed treatment solutions from Bayer SeedGrowth. In Colombia the corn seed is often pretreated elsewhere, for example in Mexico, and shipped to the country in bags. A particular insecticide is then applied to the seed to combat a pest specific to Colombia. The semi-mobile downstream equipment provided by Bayer SeedGrowth enables this corn seed to be treated in a professional way bag by bag at locations close to the farms in Colombia.

Customer-specific seed treatment solutions

The application equipment Bayer SeedGrowth offers is basically made up of five process components: storage and transfer; delivery and metering of seed; delivery and application of treatment; mixing and blending; and dust containment. These process elements can be provided in a single packaged system or customized to specific application needs by seamlessly combining different components. The continuous systems are calibrated to allow seed treatments at predefined rates, allowing seed and treatment flow rates to be manually or electronically monitored and adjusted. Batch systems deliver a predetermined batch size into a mixing chamber, which allows the seed treatment product to be blended in the chamber and applied in a batch.

Growing a seed treater’s business

Bayer’s long heritage in innovative seed treatment systems and the high quality of the seed treatment equipment it delivers are both significant factors in growing a seed treater’s business – anywhere in the world.
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