Rebuilding Power To The Farmer With On-Site Seed Treatment

Rebuilding Power To The Farmer With On-Site Seed Treatment

One of the main challenges faced by farmers today is ensuring that their crops will thrive through the growing season, and particularly during the time just after planting. It is in that interval that newly-planted seed is most vulnerable to insects and plant diseases which can kill off a whole crop before it can possibly be harvested. Now, farmers try to obviate against this risk by purchasing pre-treated seed. The problem with this approach is the uncertainty factor. Although farmers try to be as precise as possible in their estimates of what they need for the coming season, the plain fact is that little more than guesswork is involved. This is because conditions are variable to an extent which the farmer cannot fully anticipate or control. The result is that either not enough pre-treated seed is purchased, or too much is purchased and that wastes money. And there is no guarantee that the pre-treated seed is protected against the particular insect or blight that might be inhabiting the farmer's soil, so the seed may still be vulnerable.

Fortunately, there now exists an alternative which gives farmers back their control over these myriad factors: their own seed coating equipment. No longer is it necessary to guess how much treated seed to purchase or if the right chemical blends have been applied to provide maximum protection. The farmer can now perform those tasks himself with an on-site Seed Treater apparatus. These units take up very little space inside the barn and require no special assembly or hookup. Erecting a My Yield seed treater can be accomplished in an afternoon and subsequently be put into immediate operation.

My Yield offers a variety of chemical blends to be used with its treaters so the farmer can customize the protection of his seed against the particular insect and disease hazards of any given time period through the season. These come in large tanks which are easily hooked up to the apparatus. Once everything is prepared, the farmer can start dumping seed into the hopper. A series of rotary sifters and sprayers turns the seed over in a complete cycle to ensure a full coating. The treated seed is then fed into a conveyor to be poured out into bins, ready for planting.

The three main treater models available to purchasers can process seed at a rate of 1000-2000 Units per Hour (UPH) depending upon the particular model and capacity. The controls allow for precision calibration during the sifting and treating processes, and the design of the apparatus ensures maximum coverage and flow through to the conveyors. Treaters can also be custom-configured to suit the available space within the barn.

On-site seed-treating apparatus finally empowers the farmer in ways beyond saving in costs. With the uncertainty factor now removed from every stage of the process, he can have true peace of mind, knowing that his newly-planted crops will thrive all the way through to the harvest.