Through encrusting we are able to create a smoother surface as well as increase the size and weight of a seed; all characteristics designed to maximise planting efficiency. Growers are therefore better able to obtain precision planting which results in a more even crop stand and consequently a better yield. 


A Seed Innovations™ encrustment is not just a cosmetic product, it is a key element in achieving precision planting and enabling the application of plant protection products and additives to enable maximum crop performance. Seed Innovations™ are proud to partner with world leaders in seed enhancement, Incotec®, to provide New Zealand farmers and growers with the best the world can offer when it comes to encrusting technologies.


The process of encrusting involves the application of a powder and liquid formulation to seed so that it forms a build-up around the seed and will provide a weight increase of 200-300% on the original seed. A Seed Innovations™ encrustment is best applied to seed lots that will be sown using pneumatic (vacuum) drilling equipment.


The objectives of encrusting seed include: 


1. Improvement of the plantability of a seed lot to:

  • achieve greater singulation during sowing

  • improve drilling accuracy thereby obtaining greater precision sowing

  • improve the ballistic properties of the seed

2. Creating a carrier for plant protection products, micronutrients and other additives


More information can be found in our encrusting brochure and orders can be placed online.


Site Designed and Developed by 72DPI