Oilseed rape seed dressing

ace

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east anglia
The seed dressing on oilseed rape is like a shell coating. After its planted the cotyledon often pokes through wearing the dressing like a hat. This then falls off. In this instance does it really do any good ?
 

Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
North Yorkshire
The coated shell is the seed epidermis. The treatment should be dissolved in the soil solution and then is taken up by the roots of the plant. You're right - not much direct contact. The only seed dressing I'd choose again is Cruiser or Modesto but the bought in seed I did get wasn't available without the dressing.
 

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