The world population grows more every day, and the need for food from the same population grows. The technology works to increase the amount of food, maintaining quality and sanity. Among the current techniques of planting is the treatment of seeds with micronutrients, which aims to decrease the base fertilization and supply the initial need of the seedling, which absorbs the reserves of seeds, but that needs complementary fertilizer as soon as its Primary root touches the substrate in which it was sown. Still, on this theme, we approached the treatment of pear and apple seeds with micronutrients and their response when planted in an adverse climate, that is, the response of seeds of exotic fruit – of temperate climate – in regions of warm climate. We will also discuss the use of micronutrient treatment in pumpkin seeds and sprouting (cassava seeds), which have positive responses in hot and humid climate environments. The central idea of this research is to enable sowing on different substrates, with seeds treated with specific nutrients, in order to guarantee the independence of the seedling in relation to its initial nutrition. Therefore, we will teach enriching discussions about the responses of the most varied types of seeds in relation to the use of micronutrients, especially those that can contribute to the reduction of global hunger. Our work was conducted in two phases, being the first related to the treatment of seeds with potassium, nitrogen, zinc, and copper, made in the Chemistry and Biology Laboratory of the technical teaching institution of Palmares, located in the South Forest Pernambucana, Brazil. The second stage was the planting of these treated seeds, which remained for six months stored in a refrigerator environment. They were planted under local environmental conditions and their data were collected. The experiment is still underway, and the current treatment is done in citrus seeds. The intent is that until the date we have more data to share.
Audience Take Away:
• Unlike it seems, micronutrient seed treatment is not something that is out of the grower’s reach. Some of these nutrients can easily be bought from farmhouses and the treatment is simple, just as storage only requires the refrigerator environment, an object that everyone has in their homes
• This practice is easily repeated in laboratories and can be performed with different raw materials
• This practice will contribute to uniformity of planting, reduction of chemical fertilization, and recovery of seeds with low vigor. This research can be used to help expand the study of seed treatment by simplifying direct application