Verifying seed primer benefits on canola and wheat establishment, vigour and yield under direct seeding in Alberta
JP Pettyjohn, Ken Coles
May 2014 - April 2017
Many micronutrient products have come to market with claims of benefitting a crop. There have been conflicting results, therefore proper research and testing is required to determine if these claims are true.
Test nine seed coated primer products against one another on canola and wheat benefits and provide recommendations to growers in Alberta.
There were no consistent trends between treatments in yield, root length, root mass, root:shoot ratio, emergence rates over time.
Unless field tests show a deficiency in soil micronutrients, there is not enough success or benefit to use otherwise.
Keywords:Seed primer, Direct Seeding