Seed Treatments

bottles of seed treatments

Corteva Agriscience Seed Applied Technologies is focused on discovering and developing premium products that enable each seed’s genetic potential and ultimately increase farmer productivity. We work with products from our own broad collection of chemistry and other strategic collaborators to bring the most innovative and effective seed applied technologies to the market. Because our formulations are validated for both performance and benefits, farmers can trust seed treatments from Corteva to deliver real results and value. 

Growers can trust Corteva Seed Applied Technologies to Win the Start.

Win the Start with Corteva Seed Treatments


What Makes Our Seed Applied Technologies Unique?

Discovering novel actives

Discovering novel actives

Corteva Agriscience works to discover new actives for seed protection, drawing on the world-class Corteva research pipeline and the resources of strategic collaborators who are on the cutting edge of seed protection innovations. At our Centre for Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT)—with locations around the world—Corteva screens a diverse range of technologies, looking for new ingredients with the most valuable characteristics and modes of action to meet farmers’ needs.

Developing products to solve challenges

Developing products to solve challenges

Among the hundreds of possible product combinations we evaluate, Corteva only brings seed treatments to market that are proven to solve on-farm challenges. Every product formulation is thoroughly tested in the lab and in the field to get a complete understanding of its characteristics and benefits, and ensure it performs to expectations.

Delivering support

Delivering support

Corteva seed treatment products help plants reach their full genetic potential and add value to seed. Products are supported by our team of scientists dedicated to seed-applied technology and our rigorous six-step PASSER process which evaluates every formulation for plantability, application, seed safety, stewardship, efficacy and regulatory factors to ensure the highest-quality seed protection. 






PASSER diagram
PASSER diagram

Our Expertise

We know that performance of the seed treatment is #1, but performance relies on the ability to easily, properly and safely apply the product. That’s why we developed our exclusive PASSER process, for Customer-Focused Recipe Development.


Maximizing seed flow & planting precision

  • Evaluated over different seed sizes and shapes, environmental conditions, and planter adjustments
  • Benchmarked against current commercial standards 


Refining processes to work across seed properties (size, shape, hybrid or variety) and environmental conditions

  • Seed appearance, dry down and treater residue observed in both lab- and commercial-scale treating equipment

Seed Safety

Ensuring ‘No’ negative impact on seedling development and early vigour

  • 15-20 hybrids or varieties tested by recipe
  • Warm and stress germination tests key measurements unique & rigorous evaluation process


Minimizing potential adverse effects on people and environment

  • Recipes designed to maximize coat integrity and limit loss-of-coating during handling
  • Actively educate growers on best management practices to handle, store, plant and dispose of treated seed


Evaluating protection performance and seedling vigor

  • Comprehensive, multi-year evaluation program from discovery to commercialization


Fits with regulations and guidelines

  • Informed product decisions based on safety, environmental impact, ease of use and effectiveness

Centers for Seed Applied Technology (CSATs) are worldwide resources for seed treatment expertise, including CSAT in Woodstock, ON.

Seed treatment map
Seed treatment map