Seed disinfection before planting is an important procedure that should not be neglected. But among the many ways to pre-process planting material, you need to choose the right one. Excessive exposure may cause the plant to not even germinate.
Increase germination energy
Regardless of the quality of planting material, many gardeners are faced with the problem of non-germination of a large number of seeds. The reason for this may not be manufacturers at all, but not enough nutrients in the ground. For this reason, specialized solutions have been developed to accelerate seed germination.
During processing, planting material is saturated with the necessary trace elements and growth stimulants. In addition to the main function, disinfection can increase the immunity of future seedlings and improve their resistance to adverse external factors.
Protection of seedlings from insect pests
Even well-sprouted seeds do not guarantee a rich harvest. Young sprouts are threatened by numerous insects living in any soil and being a normal component of its microflora.
Pre-processing of planting material from insects and pests will help protect seedlings and allow them to grow to adult fruiting plants. Soaking solutions before planting guarantee one hundred percent protection against nematodes, wireworms, aphids and other insects that can destroy an entire plantation.
Minimizing and eliminating infections
Viral, fungal and bacterial infections are another cause of plant death. Crops that cannot be tolerated in the form of seedlings, but immediately planted in open ground, are at particular risk. In the process of germination, the seeds in the earth are saturated with moisture and swell, it is during this period that they are most susceptible to attacks of mold, viruses and bacteria. To demonstrate resistance to various microorganisms, preliminary disinfection will help, significantly increasing immunity and guaranteeing the growth of healthy plants.