The Application of High Polymer Materials in the Aspects of Seed Technology

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Part of the Gels Horizons: From Science to Smart Materials book series (GHFSSM)

Abstract

Adverse environmental stresses such as drought and low or high temperature will inhibit seed emergence and delay seedling establishment, resulting in significant yield reduction and poor seed quality. Beneficial chemicals for plant growth, such as fungicides, insecticides, fertilizers, and growth promoters, are usually delivered through seed-coating technology to protect seeds from diseases, pests, environmental stresses, and to enhance field seedling establishment. However, traditional seed-coating agents might not be able to meet the requirements due to their low efficiency. Now high polymer materials have been got lots of attention in many research fields, and here in present chapter we want to give a new angle of view about how to apply the high polymer materials in agriculture research to develop “intelligent” coating agents to make the traditional seed-coating agents more efficient.

Keywords

Seed coating Seed pelleting Seed germination Chilling stress Thermoresponsive hydrogel Release 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seed Science Center, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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