Advanced Seed Treatment with Goldstrike® LongLife®
November 24, 2021 All Regions
Image: S&W L70 Lucerne establishing well thanks to Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment
As both seeds and inoculants are living organisms, timing plays an important role in the planting process. S&W Seed Company aims to reduce this burden for farmers while still offering high-quality products with Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment.
Often, seed is kept in store warehouses or in a farmer’s shed, waiting for the seasonal break, or is sown dry before the rain, so a farmer needs to ensure that the seed is viable when it is planted.
Extended Rhizobia life with Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment
Goldstrike® LongLife®, a specialized seed treatment applied to lucernes, medics, and subclovers, is the result of extensive research conducted by S&W into the long-term viability of rhizobia inoculants. Goldstrike® LongLife® prolongs the life of rhizobia, offering 6 months storage life on medics and sub clover, and 12 months on lucerne.
As well as extending the storage life of rhizobia, Goldstrike® LongLife® contains a comprehensive seed treatment package to maximize plant establishment as well as crop health. Rhizobia groups are selected to match each species and promote nitrogen nodulation on the roots of developing plants. Nodulation will lead to increased pasture yields and provide additional nutritional benefits, with extra nitrogen available to the crop during the season and in the years that follow.
Micro-nutrients for a healthier start with Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment
A micronutrient package is also included in the Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment, including phosphorus, potassium, zinc, iron, nitrogen, manganese, sulphur, boron, magnesium, copper, and molybdenum.
The micro-nutrient package is specifically formulated to maintain the health of the seedling and protect it from stress, resulting in higher yields and a better quality crop.
Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment and disease control
The Apron® XL fungicide, used on Lucerne and Sub Clover seeds, is an integral part of the Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treatment package. Pythium irregulare is a root fungus that causes damping-off, which can result in the death of large numbers of plants prior to, or soon after, seedling emergence. Aprons® XL fungicide helps control dampening off, leading to better seedling establishment and healthier plants.
Interested in Goldstrike® LongLife® seed treated products for your enterprise?
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