New spray-type seed treater: Uniform coverage of seeds, ease of operation and protection by enclosure among advantages
AuthorsRobert A. Kepner
L. D. Leach
Authors AffiliationsRobert A. Kepner is Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering and Assistant Agricultural Engineer in the Experiment Station, Davis; L. D. Leach is Professor of Plant Pathology and Plant Pathologist in the Experiment Station, Davis.
Hilgardia 4(1):3-10. DOI:10.3733/ca.v004n01p3. January 1950.
Tests with an experimental continuous spray-type seed treater newly developed at Davis have been completed. A pilot model of a design suitable for commercial production has been built and is now being operated in a plant where sugar beet seed is treated commercially.
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