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Seed Coating -An Innovative Technology for Enhancing Seed Quality

The good establishment of crop mainly depends upon high quality seed that demands more germination to produce vigourous seedling ensuring high yield. Various seed quality enhancement techniques can be employed to augment rapid and uniform germination, vigour, seedling establishment and good field stand. Seed coating is a process of applying precise amount of active ingredients along with a liquid material directly on to the seed surface without obscuring its shape and total seed weight may increase up to 1 to 2 per cent. Seed coating provides a chance to pack required amounts of materials with the goal that they can impact the microenvironment of each seed to improve seed quality and health by protecting against different soil, air and seed borne ailments.