Seed Coatings


Apex Green Hydroloc Organic Seed Coating

Blue River Hybrids is pleased to make available Apex Green Hydroloc seed coating on select varieties of alfalfa seed to help customers have more productive stands of alfalfa. Apex Green Hydroloc seed coating is a carefully formulated mix of minerals and carefully selected strains of rhizobia bacteria. Apex Green Hydroloc is specifically designed for legume seed, is virtually dust-free, and bonds to each seed in a dense durable coating. The coating provides for a protected germination zone to ensure seed to plant survivability and to stimulate vigorous growth in young seedlings.

Apex Green Hydroloc Organic Seed Coating ensures;

  • Nodulation
  • Improved seedling emergence
  • More uniform stands
  • Potentially high yields
  • More productive plants per pound of seed
  • Increased seed survivability – 50% or more

With Apex Green coated seeds you can grow more plants per bag, even though you are actually planting less seed. Uncoated seed performs well under perfect field conditions, but Apex Green Seed Coating provides good performance under less than perfect conditions.

  3 Weeks After Planting   Fall
Seed Seeding Rate
Sq. Ft
% of Seed
To Plants
Sq Ft
% of Seed
To Plants
Uncoated 15 29.9 40.4   24.2 32.7
Coated 15 40.2 85.5   29.3 62.3

OCIA, certifier for Blue River Hybrids, has approved the use of Apex Green Hydroloc Organic Seed Coating on organic alfalfa seed. Please advise your customers to check with their certifier before ordering seed coated with Apex Green Hydroloc.