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Ultracoat® is a proprietary seed coating used to improve the appearance, handling and agronomics of our top forage products. The benefits of Ultracoat start with the polymer, where it is specially formulated to have exceptional durability providing uniform seed coverage and on-seed setting. The polymer uses talc which has a plate-like cellular structure that readily adheres to seed. Better adhesion means improved flowability and less dust for the user. The Ultracoat polymer is bacteria friendly and pH neutral supporting high rhizobia levels and fungicide compatibility ensuring optimum on-seed-survival.        

Ultracoat includes precise layering of Apron XL® fungicide on grasses and OMRI certified Nitragin Gold® inoculant on legumes. Apron XL guards against diseases that can inhibit emergence, plant stand, plant health and ultimately yield potential. Nitragin Gold consistently delivers high levels of nitrogen fixation through specially selected natural rhizobia strains.  

Benefits of Ultracoat

  • Helps with flowability and accurate seed placement
  • Consistent seed appearance and improved visibility in the soil
  • Seed environment that is conducive to improved germination and seedling survival  
  • Grass fungicide or legume inoculant are layered to aid in plant health
  • Isolates user from additives for increased safety

Seed Coating Services

BrettYoung seed coating is designed to give your seed every chance to succeed. The precise layering of nutrients, pesticides or growth promoting additives on-seed provides value added benefits. At our state-of-the-art, computer automated seed coating facility we enhance the appearance, handling and agronomics of our top forage products using Ultracoat®.

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