Cedomon ®

Cedomon® is a biopesticide. The active ingredient in the product is the naturally occurring soil-dwelling bacterium Pseudomonas chlororaphis.

Cedomon® is:

  • Effective against several types of seed-borne diseases in barley and oats.seeds
  • Environmentally friendly because it contains naturally occurring bacteria and non toxic ingredients.
  • Also accepted for use in ecological cultivation. 
  • User and working environment friendly, as the handling of chemical substances and dust from chemically treated seed are avoided. The product binds dust particles. 
  • Does not “press” the crops. 
  • Not considered as environmentally hazardous goods during transport
Cedomon® treated seed can be stored, transported and handled in the same manner as normal seed. Treatment with Cedomon® does not reduce the treatment capacity. In many cases capacity is actually increased. The product can be used in most treatment equipment. In certain cases, the equipment must be adjusted in order to manage the viscosity of the product as well as the recommended dosage of 7.5 liters/ton of seed. The product can be stored in unopened packaging at 4ºC to 8ºC for up to 8 weeks after delivery. It may be stored at room temperature for up to three weeks before use. All packaging is marked with a best before date. The product must be stirred before use. Partial emptying of the packages is not recommended.

Treated seed can be stored for up to one year. BioAgri also recommends that the seed health be analysed before treatment. Special attention should be given if barley loose smut (Ustilago nuda) is present, since Cedomon® is not sufficiently effective against this pathogen.

Cedomon® is the result of more than ten years of intensive research and testing at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden, followed by several years of product development by Lantmännen BioAgri AB. Cedomon® is currently approved for use in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain. Cedomon® will be approved in additional European countries following the approval of relevant authorities.

A large portion of Swedish grain seed is treated with Cedomon®. Since its launch in 1997, a total of approx. 2.5 million hectares in several countries have been sown with Cedomon® treated seed.

Torsion testing

It is important that users of Cedomon® treated seed perform torsion or operating tests. Remember in this case that:

  • Experience shows that output must be increased slightly, approx. 5% in comparison to untreated seed.
  • Repeated calibration is occasionally required after 1-2 fillings. 
  • The amount of seed may be altered if you change to another seed batch or another pesticide  

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