Coating seeds with soil wetters

RESEARCH into a new approach to applying wetting agents to combat water repellent soils in WA is showing great promise. In the field experiments, small amounts of soil wetter have been incorporated into a seed coating applied directly to the seed.

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Dr Geoff Anderson, DPIRD, has been studying applying wetting agents as a seed coating. Photo: DPIRD

Dr Geoff Anderson, WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) said the technique was developed in the USA a few years ago, primarily for the turf industry, but its use in