Timac Agro USA introduces Fertiactyl ST seed treatment 2nd July 2018
Timac Agro USA, a provider of crop nutritional solutions, introduces Fertiactyl ST, a liquid seed treatment suitable for any crop started from seed. This formulation was developed from Timac Agro’s Fertiactyl GZ to help farmers battle environmental stress during spring planting. It is the newest addition to an extensive portfolio developed from 20 years of research and development in the plant extract and liquid patented formulas sectors.
Fertiactyl ST is formulated with the Fertiactyl Complex, which is comprised of precision plant extracts, zinc, and humic and fulvic acids. Fertiactyl ST was officially launched at the 2018 Commodity Classic where Timac’s National Specialty Crops Manager, Alex Duffy, presented at a What’s New session.
“Fertiactyl ST is a seed treatment using our active ingredient that helps with establishment and reducing stress in adverse growing conditions,” said Duffy.
The intent of the product is to provide farmers a seed treatment to protect growing seedlings from tough environmental conditions. Extremes in temperature, water, and salinity can severely impact crop establishment. By reducing the negative impacts of these stressors, emergence, root growth, and recovery time after stress are improved.
“One of the most economical options we’ve developed in the past few years is Fertiactyl ST,” said John D. Bailey, PhD, National Row Crops Manager for Timac Agro USA. “With many farmers treating their own seed on the farm, as well as major expansion in seed treatment options at the retail level, we recognized a major unmet need in this space. That need was to transform the world’s leading seaweed extract technology into a suitable formula to put directly on the seed.”
Recent independent research has demonstrated that soybeans treated with Fertiactyl ST improved yield compared to fungicide/insecticide seed treatments. This synergy with existing seed treatments will be the subject of future research. Several other independent studies showed improved performance and ROI from Fertiactyl ST compared to other biological seed treatment products. Information on Fertiactyl ST and BioSinc research studies can be found at https://www.us.timacagro.com/research.