BSN Seed Priming | Definitely not a Seed Coating

Don’t Get Confused

Seed Priming is not the same as a seed coating. A seed coating uses the seed as a physical carrier to transport the coating into the soil and disperse it within close proximity to the seed. This nutrient can not be used by the seed until it has developed a suitable root structure and these roots intercept with the transported nutrient from the coating.

A seed primer imbibes seed nutrient directly into the actual seed and provides this nutrient to the seed for immediate use by the developing plant from its very first beginnings. This nutrient continues to be available during the early weeks of the plants growth and development.

The following graphic demonstrates the important principle of BSN’s high-analysis broad-spectrum nutrient being imbibed by the seed as compared to a seed coating that dresses
the seed.


BSN works so well because it put nutrients inside the seed.

Fertilising the seed is very efficient. The process of imbibing nutrient into the seed by using the RLF technology SDS Seed Delivery System ensure that uptake of the nutrient is reliable and effective.  Since you are applying nutrient directly onto the seed when applying BSN it means when applied correctly the delivery of nutrient is up to 95% effective.

Applying a seed primer is easy and can often be done with other seed treatments such as fungicides – making it an efficient process and part of normal farm practices. The imbibing process takes no more than 20 minutes – with the BSN absorbed completely and ready for use.

Fertilising the Seed is Efficient

95percentDelivery of nutrient via the seed is the most efficient and effective process when compared to delivery of nutrient via Seed – Leaf and Soil. Seed delivery is low input, functional and can ensure up to 95% of supplied nutrient is provided in a usable format for the seed to apply in its future growth and development.

When compared to delivery of nutrient by leaf the efficiency rating is lower due to the physical principles of leaf nutrient transfer and leaf uptake can often be effected by other less manageable variables in application and weather conditions. Soil application of nutrient is the least effective way of delivering nutrient to the plant as it relies on the root structure to intercept the nutrient in the soil – a process that results in lower uptake due to the physical processes required.