Superabsorbent polymer seed coating reduces leaching of fungicide but does not alter their effectiveness in suppressing pathogen infestation

Superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) applied to soil have been recognized as water reservoirs
that allow plants to cope with periods of drought. Their application as a seed coat makes water
available directly to the seeds during their germination and early growth phase, but on the other hand,
it can affect the efficiency of plant protection substances used in seed dressing. More link to the article MDPI.