03950891 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 4 patents.

A seed coated with an inorganic coating material which opens to expose the underlying seed when subjected to moisture, the coating composition comprising at least 50% by weight of an amorphous silica, the remainder including at least about 5% by weight montmorillonite and at least about 10% by weight attapulgite, is disclosed. Celery seed when treated according to the present invention has been found to compare favorably with raw seed with regard to germination characteristics and the like.

Seed coating composition and coated seed
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
January 3, 1975
Publication Date
April 20, 1976
Thomas M Hinkes
Mason Fenwick & Lawrence
Florida Celery Exchange
A01C 1/06
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Citations: 20 (view full list)

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  2. Shuji Kitamura, Masashi Watanabe, Michihiro Nakayama: Process for producing coated seed. Sumitomo Chemical Company February 17, 1981: US04250660 (28 worldwide citation)
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  9. Robert Jean Legro, Sijbert Honkoop: Method for the protection of germinating seed and pesticide-coated pellets. Incotec International February 28, 2006: US07003914 (5 worldwide citation)
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