Biobased soil additives and seed treatments

Soil Conditioner

SilviBio Soil Conditioner

SilviBio has developed a soil conditioner that provides protection against crop failure due to drought conditions or low soil moisture.

Its key features include:

  • A biobased, biodegradable, microplastic-free soil additive.

  • In water deficit conditions, the soil additive improves germination by 40% and can save 50 litres of water per 1 million seedlings.

  • Enables extension of the growing season by improving seedling establishment.

  • Reduces the frequency of irrigation required which can lower the spread of liverwort in cell production and reduce fertiliser use by reducing runoff.

  • There is no need to change growing systems: the conditioner can be supplied in a powder form and used with traditional forestry machinery.

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Seed Treatments

At SilviBio, we go to great lengths to not only make effective seed coatings, but we try to make them easy to use. 

Contact us to find out more about our coating service.


Pelleting and encrustment

Using the same patent-pending seed coating technology as SilviCoat Forester, SilviBio has developed formulations that can be used to form encrusted seed or pellets.  


The biobased, microplastic-free formulation contains moisture-retaining materials and can be adapted to incorporate any essential nutrients required by the seed.  

SilviCoat Forester

SilviCoat Forester is a novel, patent-pending biobased seed coating formulation with significant moisture-retaining properties.  It has been developed and formulated to create a water-swellable film on tree seeds.


Its key features include:


  • A thin-film seed coating for easy storage and sowing. 

  • A film coating that captures water and swells up to 50 times.

  • Sustainable, biopolymer-based formulation, providing an alternative to petroleum-based polymers currently used by the coating industry.

  • Biodegradable and microplastic-free.

  • Up to 40% improvement in germination in dry conditions.

Coated seeds: film, encrusted, pelleting


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