New Reduced Rate for Plantability Polymer

October 11, 2010 – Ames, Iowa – Becker Underwood announces a new lower application rate for its Flo Rite® 1127 Concentrate plantability polymer for soybeans when only a fungicide seed treatment is used.


The new lower rate – just three-quarters of a fluid ounce per hundredweight of seed – is suggested for use when only a fungicide is applied to the seed. When both a fungicide and insecticide are applied, the company continues to recommend 1½ fluid ounces per hundredweight to ensure excellent plantability as well as adhesion of chemicals to the seed.


“Seed treaters applying both a fungicide and insecticide to soybean seed prior to planting will need to continue using 1½ fluid ounces per hundredweight,” says Stephanie Zumbach, Becker Underwood product manager for seed enhancements. “We recognize some treaters choose to apply only a fungicide. Our testing has shown the new lower three-quarters of a fluid ounce application rate for Flo Rite 1127 Concentrate will still give these treaters and their growers the benefit of controlling dust-off and improving plantability when they apply just a fungicide.”


Flo Rite 1127 Concentrate can be applied to soybean seed simultaneously with a fungicide, insecticide, colorant and/or a liquid inoculant. Including it in the seed treatment process improves seed coverage and appearance, plantability and seed flow in facilities. It reduces dust-off of pesticides during and after the seed treatment process and is compatible with rhizobial inoculants that are applied, such as Vault® HP. The use of Flo Rite 1127 Concentrate eliminates the need for seed treaters to have multiple polymers, multiple pumps or make multiple applications, which can add costs and require extra time in treating seed. Its water-based formulation simplifies clean-up.


Flo Rite 1127 Concentrate is one product in a unique family of seed enhancement polymers and colorants Becker Underwood manufactures to improve seed plantability, flowablity, appearance, and dust-off control of actives.