Nitro-Coat® is a proven process grounded by decades of research, innovative technology, and state of the art systems, designed to help plants reach their full potential. For legumes, this means a high-level of live rhizobium that will produce lots of nitrogen-producing nodules, which in turn, will create stronger, healthier plants. This is the Nitro-Coat® Advantage.
Advantage of Inoculation
Every Nitro-Coated® seed begins with the advantage of proper inoculation. Nitrogen fixation is a one of the key values found in legumes and can only occur with the proper inoculation. Although many strains or Rhizobium may be present in the soil, all are not equally beneficial. With Nitro-Coat® each seed is inoculated with the correct Rhizobium strains and coated through a proven process that ensures a very high level of successful inoculation. In addition to our standard Nitro-Coat® for legumes, we offer Nitro-Coat® for alfalfas – an exclusive blend of four Rhizobium strains, developed from over 30 years of research.
Advantage of Our Process
Nitro-Coat® is more than a coating product. It is an exclusive process to ensure consistent, effective coating. The Nitro-Coat® operation team has over 40 years of combined expertise in coating seed. Our modern coating facility uses state-of-the-art equipment and the latest computerization and automation, giving our technicians complete control of the entire process. Additionally, we have designed our coating facility to run high volumes quickly and efficiently, without compromising quality. Throughout the Nitro-Coat process, our on-site quality-control lab continually runs test to ensure quality, durability, and consistency.
More Advantages of Nitro-Coat®
Our system and expertise allows us to customize Nitro-Coat® coating formulations to fit your needs. Whether you need specific colors or certain fungicides, we can design a coating to fit your marketing needs
A key to any successful establishment and early seed development is moisture. Nitro-Coat® is both naturally hydrophobic and hydroscopic. The protective coating protects seeds from suddenly germinating during a brief single moisture event, while at the same time naturally absorbs water during sufficient moisture events and helps attract soil moisture to the seed for better stand establishment.
Fungicides have been proven protections against diseases like root-rot and pythium. When requested and applied, Nitro-Coat® is designed to keep these valuable protectors near the seed through early seedling development.
An organic version of OMRI Listed Nitro-Coat® is available for alfalfas, clovers, and legumes. Our coating has been reviewed and listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).