In 2015, the Station, together with relevant units, set up a project team to conduct the demonstration and promotion of technologies in relation to seed coating agents with related producers. Three years later, as shown by a large volume of experiment and demonstration, it is proved that seed coating can effectively prevent and control of diseases and pests like fusarium moniliforme sheld, rice thrips, smut, sheath blight and aphids during the nursery period. At the same time, it can obviously reduce the seed use volume and improve seedling quality.
Next, Jiangsu will lay focus on the following three tasks.
1. Strengthen promotion and actively guide farmers to understand more about seed treatment agents.
2. Consolidate demonstration, actively screen seed treatment agents suitable for local diseases and pests and promote on crops like corn, peanut, soybean and vegetables.
3. Unite related seed coating agent producers to push forward the treatment of seedlings.