The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved a new, liquid formulation, nutrient seed treatment for use on wheat, oats, barley and corn.
Awaken ST is a seed-applied nutrient, with a micronutrient package including 5 per cent zinc plus boron, copper, iron, manganese and molybdenum.
“Awaken ST puts nutrients where a germinating plant needs them — on the seed,” says Eric Gregory, product manager with UAP Canada Inc., based in Oak Bluff, Manitoba. “It’s a unique, nutrient-based product that helps develop a larger, more extensive root system, quicker emergence, greater plant biomass and improved plant health and vigour.”
Awaken ST comes in a liquid formulation that can be applied using traditional seed treating equipment. According to Loveland Canada general manager, Jeff Crampton, “Awaken ST can be applied on its own, blended or applied sequentially with traditional chemical-based fungicide or insecticide seed treatments.” †