Soy protein-based seed coating acts as biostimulant

(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers developed a seed coating for broccoli seedlings using soy flour as a binder in a soy flour, cellulose, and diatomaceous earth coating formulation. Soy flour acted as a biostimulant to enhance plant growth and nitrogen uptake in the plants. Soy flour-coated seeds had greater seedling root and shoot growth, and when applied at 30 percent, 40 percent, and 50 percent, soy flour increased total nitrogen per plant compared with the noncoated control.
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