AquaTeksc™ Water-Absorbent Technology

April 2024

Absorb More Water

Seeds must have water to both germinate and establish. For a seed to germinate, the shell of the seed needs to be softened and the inside of the seed needs to have a chance to absorb water. If, however, there is only a small amount of water, the seed may never get soft enough or it may germinate, only to die for lack of additional moisture.

Our AquaTEKsc™ water-absorbing technology helps maintain a capsule of moisture around each seed through the germination process. AquaTEKsc™ has the ability to absorb over 63% more water than our standard coating and can retain that water longer. AquaTEKsc™ can absorb nearly 298% more water than raw seed.

As root hairs form, AquaTEKsc™ stores water next to the seed. Seedlings can tap into this source, take up the water and expedite root growth. New roots reach farther so as to access surrounding moisture and nutrients.

AquaTEKsc™ is available as a single enhancement or in conjunction with most of our other seed enhancement technologies. Contact your Smith Seed Representative for more details.

Coated seed in petri dish showing water flowing from the seeds. These seeds are coated only with lime.

Seed coated with lime only.

Coated seed in petri dish from the seeds. These seeds are coated only with Aquatecksc™. Very little to no water is flowing from the seed. This demonstrates the water-absorbency of AquaTEKsc™.

Seed coated with AquaTEKsc™.

Boost Seed Performance

Speaking of seed enhancements, did you know Smith Seed Services offer a wide variety of customizable seed coatings and treatments to fit your specific needs. Here’s why Smith Seed Services is your one-stop shop for seed enhancements:

  1. Unmatched Service and Quality: We are detail driven, aiming to deliver the best possible product each and every time. From the initiation of your order to the finally packaging and tagging, our processes and people focus on accuracy and quality. Our on-site quality-control labs continually runs tests during every coating job to ensure quality, durability, and consistency.
  2. Fast Turnarounds: Need large volumes quickly? No problem! Our high-speed lines and multiple locations (Oregon & Missouri) ensure efficient service.
  3. Expertise You Can Trust: With years of experience and a skilled workforce, we’ve perfected our processes to deliver top-quality coatings every time.
  4. Advanced Technology: Our state-of-the-art facilities utilize cutting-edge equipment and automation, providing complete control over the entire process.
  5. Customized Seed Solutions: We offer a variety of seed treatments and enhancements to suit your needs, including bio stimulants, micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and even color options.

Ready to learn more? Visit our website at SmithSeed.com or contact you sales representative.

Coated seed in multiple colors