Dust-off is the free floating dust particles and abrasion particles that can be found with treated seed lots, often seen as a residual powder at the bottom of a seed pail or sack. These particles may contain bits of the seed coat, some film coat formulation and of most concern, plant protection products.
Dust-off is an issue for growers due to:
Using the Heubach protocol we can test for dust-off of treated seed lots. The analysis of dust-off will determine how effective the coating system used has been at adhering the plant protection products to the seed.
Enquiries can be made for loading analysis of seed lots. A sample of 200 seeds per seed lot per chemical tested for is required.
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