Seed technology

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Our commitment to sustainable agriculture

Vandinter Semo operates in seed cultivation, seed trade and seed breeding. And although a large part of our turnover is achieved through the seed trade and the cultivation of seed on commission, we are deeply committed to the breeding of nematode-resistant green manures.

At Vandinter Semo, we believe in sustainable agriculture and we want to play an active role by developing crops that further reduce the use of agricultural pesticides/chemicals. Our crucifers-programme is unique and distinctive in this respect.

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Seed cultivation

Vandinter Semo produces seeds for a large number of national and international customers and clients. For the actual production, we rely on carefully selected growers throughout the Netherlands.

Thanks to the favourable Dutch climate, the presence of different soil types and the knowledge and expertise of the cultivation supervisors, we have built a cast iron reputation as a supplier of high-quality seeds.

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The benefits of coating grass seed are becoming more and more recognized. Thus a proper coating with application of good minerals guarantees faster germination and early growth of grass seeds. Also at lower temperatures. Furthermore, grass seed coating provides an adequate defence against numerous animals. Tests on coating to protect grass seeds against rodents like voles, are very effective. At Vandinter Semo, we have the right equipment and expertise to apply different types of coatings on grass seeds.

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Seed priming is seed technology at the highest level. The purpose of this technology is to make seed germinate faster and more uniformly. This technique is applied to minimize germination problems, but also to achieve a better emergence of the seeds. It offers the following benefits:

• Faster emergence

• Better uniformity

• Higher yield

• More uniform crop