An Environment-Friendly Seed Lubricant For Pneumatic Row Crop Planters
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Seed lubricants have been used for many years to keep seeds from clumping together during planting. The most common seed lubricant has been a combination of graphite and talc, but this product can be abrasive to the insecticide coatings on seeds. This can result in a dust that is harmful to pollinators and people. Recent research indicates that soy protein is an effective, economical, and environmentally friendly seed ubricant. this fact sheet provides information to help producers make wise choices about seed lubricants.