Reinot talked about the importance of seed applied technologies and how they go hand in hand with seed, tying it in with the message of ASTA’s “Better Seed Better Life” campaign that the seed industry “ensures farmers have the seeds they need today to feed the world tomorrow.”
“The global seed applied technologies industry contributes to that, to ensure that farmers have healthy seed and healthy crops,” said Reinot.
She says seed applied technologies include fungicides, insecticides, biologicals, rhizobium inoculants for nitrogen fixation, and functional seed applied coatings. “Seed applied technologies help to protect the seed in their most delicate, early growth stage,” Reinot says. “The seed is associated with life but the seed also has to have protection from the environment.”
Learn more in this interview: Interview with Eda Reinot, BASF Seed Solutions