Exilva – Dust reduction in Seed coatings and treatments

Work performed by an external research institute documents the benefits of using Exilva® as a film-forming additive in a seed treatment formulation.

A commercial seed treatment formulation containing the active ingredients pyraclostrobin, metalaxyl and imidacloprid was applied on seeds with and without the presence of Exilva as a film-forming additive.

The treatments were applied on soybean seeds to investigate the impact of Exilva on dust-off, plantability and flowability.
Exilva leads to reduced dusting, improved seed plantability and good seed flowability.

Key takeaways:

  • The addition of Exilva reduced the dust-off from the seeds by around 60% compared to the commercial based seed treatment without Exilva (0.03 to 0.01 g dust/100 000 seeds).
  • Flowability was similar to the commercial based seed treatment formulation without Exilva.
  • Exilva is a 100% bio-based and biodegradable additive for reducing dust emissions of coated seeds and improve surface coating properties.

Dust-off results from Heubach Dustmeter test on treated soybean seeds using 4 repetitions of 100 g.

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