When to use Cerall?
New crops run the risk of disease, even in the sowing stage. Cerall is a ready-for-use seed dressing which offers a powerful weapon against these fungal diseases. The active bacteria support the development of the seeds of young cereal plants up to the five-leaf stage.
How does Cerall work?
The living bacteria Pseudomonas chlororaphis, present in Cerall, multiply on the seed and compete with other pathogens attached to the seed. This is the way it works:
- The bacterium produces substances that have an instantly lethal effect on the fungal diseases.
- On the roots of the crop, the bacterium competes for space and nutrients with the crop diseases, inhibiting their development and thus strengthening the roots.
- The bacterium induces resistance, putting the plant in a heightened state of readiness. This strongly increases the resistance capacity of the new crop.
- Growth is promoted under such circumstances of abiotic/biotic stress.
This is a great beginning for a healthy, flourishing, and resilient crop and is the perfect starting point for better production results.
How to use Cerall
Cerall is offered in a ready-to-use water based formulation and must be distributed as evenly as possible on the seed. Regular seed treatment equipment can facilitate in applying this product on the seed. Seed treatment equipment must be thoroughly cleaned with hot water and a suitable detergent before and after applying Cerall
Cerall is a natural and very safe product. It is very suitable for organic cultivation, but can be used just as well in conventional agriculture. Farmers can also combine a Cerall treatment with other seed treatments in order to save time and money.
Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.
- At 4-8 ° C: up to 2 months
- At 20 ° C: a maximum of 1 weeks
- Do not freeze, otherwise there is a risk of loss of effectiveness!
Treated seeds can be stored up till 1 year after application without any loss of effect.
Cerall is administered in doses of 10 millilitres per kilogram of seed.