There are a number of ways that seed can be treated to help fight disease or increase yields. Some of these are just fine from an organic perspective, such as inoculation of legume seed with Rhizobium bacteria, or partial sterilization of the seed coat by soaking it in hot water to kill disease spores. Other methods of seed treatment, however, are known to be hazardous to the health of the people who use and manufacture them.
Adapted from Straight-Ahead Organic, by Shepherd Ogden. Copyright (c)1992, 1999 by Shepherd Ogden. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green Publishing Company.
Adapted from Straight-Ahead Organic, by Shepherd Ogden
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