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Draco seed treatment

Additional protection for corn and soybeans

Draco features the bacteria Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis. In corn, it provides partial suppression of seed rot and seedling blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani and root knot nematode. In soybeans, Draco also offers partial suppression of soybean cyst nematode. 

For more information about Draco seed treatment, contact Joe Vink, Seedcare account manager, 
at (519) 820‑8894. 

Product benefits

  • Provides a biological bacteria package for an additional mode of action against target pests
  • Complements existing genetics and synthetic seed treatments in the market
  • Part of an integrated approach to improve plant stand and yield potential
  • May help improve germination, water use efficiency, greening, vigour and survival set in crops

Active ingredients

  • Bacillus licheniformis
  • Bacillus subtilis

Crops and pests

Partial suppression of seed rot and seedling blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani
Partial suppression of root knot nematode

Partial suppression of seed rot and seedling blight caused by Rhizoctonia solani
Partial suppression of root knot nematode and soybean cyst nematode

Application information

Use rates

Corn: 8.7 mL/seed unit (80,000 seeds)
Soybeans: 15.2 mL/seed unit (140,000 seeds)


  • To prevent contamination, store this product away from food and feed.
  • Store in in a dry area inaccessible to children.
  • Store at temperatures of 25°C or less.
  • Do not freeze.
  • This product should be used within 24 months from the date of manufacture.
  • Store in original container only.
  • Keep container closed when not in use.

Tank mixes

Check with the manufacturer on the compatibility of Draco with any tank-mix product. Follow the instructions of each tank-mix partner label regarding the recommended maximum length of storage of the spray solution before treatment of seed.

Application method

Apply as a seed treatment prior to planting.

Note: Draco contains no colourant. An appropriate colourant must be added when this product is applied to seed. Regulations pertaining to the Seeds Act must be strictly adhered to when using this product. Users are responsible for ensuring that the treated seed, when dried and ready for bagging, has an unnatural colour.

Use restrictions

  • To ensure uniformity, mix product well before use. Care must be exercised in the handling of treated seed. Augers used for handling treated seed should not be used to move seed for feed, food, or oil processing. Do not re-use bags from treated seed to handle food or feed products.
  • Treatment of mechanically damaged seed or seed of low vigour or poor quality may result in reduced germination. Treat and conduct germination tests on a small test sample of seed before using this product on commercial quantities.

Application information

Draco may be used both for commercial and on-farm application. It can be applied with mechanical, slurry, or mist-type seed treating equipment, as long as the equipment can be calibrated to accurately and uniformly apply the product to seed without undue mechanical damage to the seed. Uniform application to seed is important for all seed treatment products.

Seed should be sound and well-cured before treatment.

Draco is typically diluted with water and/or mixed with other products to attain an appropriate slurry application volume to provide effective treating. The appropriate volume of slurry depends on crop, weather, type of treating equipment and other factors, and should be adjusted as per normal treating practices for the circumstances. Contact your local supplier or distributor representative for specific recommendations.

Draco plus water and/or other treatments should be mixed thoroughly prior to treating seed. Recalibrate treating equipment to compensate for the required slurry rate to ensure all products are applied at the correct rate.