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Development and technical implementation of modern seed technologies (cleaning, thermal seed treatment, priming, coating with microorganisms)

Title OriginalEntwicklung und technische Umsetzung von modernen Saatguttechnologien (Reinigung, thermische Saatgutbehandlungen, Priming, Coating mit Mikroorganismen)

Seed technology innovations contribute to the improvement of the quality of organic seeds. Such innovations include, for example, the reduction of pathogen infestation by steam treatment or coating with biofectors, or overcoming the dormancy by stratification such as priming and pelleting of seeds. However, these methods must be newly developed and optimized for each crop species before they can be used as standards. The project will develop modern seed technologies (cleaning, thermal seed treatment, priming and coating with microorganisms), In addition, tests to improve seed health are being developed and implemented for various types of vegetables and special crops. The aim of the project is to strengthen the production of organic seeds and seedlings and to increase their production reliability.

Financing/ Donor
  • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) – Promotion of Organic Research
  • Ricola
  • EU Project LIVESEED
(Research) Program
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) – Promotion of Organic Research
  • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) – Research, training and innovation
  • Further programmes
Project partners
  • Sativa Rheinau AG
  • ProSpecieRara
  • Delley Samen und Pflanzen AG (DSP AG)
  • Bingenheimer Saatgut AG
  • Universität Bonn
  • Wageningen Universitäy and Research Center
  • ITAB
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL


Research area
  • Crop Protection - Phytopathology (Department of Crop Sciences)
  • Cultivation Technique Vegetable Crops (Department of Crop Sciences)
  • Plant Breeding (Department of Crop Sciences)
FiBL project number 20058
Date modified 12.11.2019