Correlation of the mechanical properties of seed coating films and dust-off, flowability, and plantability tests

Alan Halecky, Ning Ren, Jie Lu, Jane Q. Wang, Frances E. Lockwood

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

The dusting of seed coatings containing neonicotinoid insecticides has become an important issue because of the association between dust-off and bee colony die-off. Because of this concern, efforts are underway by seed coating formulators to reduce dust-off. To accelerate this effort, as well as to improve the flowability and plantability of seed coatings, it would be useful if seed coating formulators could apply the mechanical tests that paint formulators use to predict paint durability to the development of seed coating formulations. We have therefore performed tribological testing on seed coating films containing insecticide and fungicide suspension concentrate combinations and polymeric binders in an attempt to correlate film mechanical properties with Heubach dust- off testing, flowability performance, and plantability evaluations conducted on coated seeds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems
Subtitle of host publication36th Volume, Emerging Trends Building on a Solid Foundation
EditorsCraig Poffenberger, Justin Heuser
PublisherASTM International
Pages183-201
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780803176355
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event36th Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Emerging Trends Building on a Solid Foundation - Tampa, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2015Oct 29 2015

Publication series

NameASTM Special Technical Publication
VolumeSTP 1595
ISSN (Print)0066-0558

Conference

Conference36th Symposium on Pesticide Formulation and Delivery Systems: Emerging Trends Building on a Solid Foundation
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period10/27/1510/29/15

Keywords

  • Coefficient of friction
  • Flowability
  • Heubach dust-off test
  • Nanotribometer
  • Pesticide dust-off
  • Plantability
  • Scratch hardness
  • Seed coating
  • Tribology
  • Wear volume

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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