BASF launches Flo Rite Pro 2805 seed coating polymer
BASF is introducing the next generation of coating polymers for seed treatments with Flo Rite Pro 2805. Designed to improve the adhesion and retention of active ingredients, Flo Rite Pro 2805 coating polymer preserves the complete value of seed treatments while helping protect both workers and the environment, say BASF officials.
Key benefits of Flo Rite Pro 2805 include:
* Exceptional retention of seed treatment active ingredients, preserving their value on seed
* Improved uniform coverage and application of seed-applied insecticides, nematicides and fungicides
* Reduced stickiness, bridging and clumping, resulting in increased seed drop accuracy
* Compatibility with major fungicides, insecticides, nematicides and inoculants from BASF
This new innovation from BASF will replace Flo Rite 1706 in North America, providing improved seed flowability while maintaining a low use rate, say BASF officials. Flo Rite Pro 2805 combats potential flowability issues by filling the pores and smoothing/drying the surfaces of the seeds for improved flowability, while adhering the seed treatment to the seed, they add.
“We’re excited to launch Flo Rite Pro 2805, which will offer soybean, dry bean and pea growers an advanced polymer-based technology combining adhesion properties with exceptional seed flow to optimize plant populations for higher yields,” said Anna Vladimirova, BASF U.S. seed treatment colorants and coatings product manager, in a news release.