SDS Seed Delivery System | Safe Transfer of Nutrients into the Seed

SDS Provides Safe Transfer of Nutrients

Using BSN’s built in Seed Delivery System (SDS) the nutrient is safely transported to be positioned in close proximity to the seed embryo ensuring nutrients have high availability to the young seedling. Importantly, BSN then triggers the seed’s own nutrient sensing mechanisms to recognise the elevated levels of available Phosphorus and Trace elements—this sets the plant for maximum yield from day one.

Large increases in Seed internal Nutrient Concentrations are achieved with BSN

This table shows the nutrient analysis of untreated and BSN treated Seed in various crops. Following application of BSN the treated seed has been washed to remove any nutrient on the surface and then ground for analysis to demonstrate increases in Seed Nutrient Concentrations. Internal Nutrient levels are demonstrated to be raised significantly when treated with BSN.

Available Phosphorus

The seed and plant can only use and metabolise inorganic phosphorus – called available phosphorus. In each seed, the available phosphorus is only about 10% of the total phosphorus (Batten, 1985), which means that the phosphorus available for seed germination and early growth is often too low.

BSN provides the seed with inorganic available phosphorus that the seed embryo and the plant can immediately use. The amount of available phosphorus that BSN renders, provides a 350% increase to the embryo and importantly makes it easily available for immediate use in germination and early growth. This early development then goes on to support greater phosphorus conversion, further providing available phosphorus to the plant for its continued growth.

What does this mean

This means that by using BSN to provide the seed with available phosphorus you are making sure that the embryo and early plant has access to the key nutrient required for yield.

If phosphorus is too low then the opportunity to set high yield potential is lost, and that is why using BSN is essential in making available phosphorus levels in the seed high enough to set the maximum yield potential for the plant.