Individual sowing element

The individual sowing element is an alternative set-up to determine the total dust load generated by pesticide-treated seeds during sowing.

Individual sowing element


  • Stationary individual sowing element of a Gaspardo ST Stella 300 pneumatic precision drill
  • Adjustable rotation speed and vacuum of sowing element
  • Two cyclones for dust collection (one between sowing element and vacuum pump and one after vacuum pump) and a collection unit for sown seeds


  • Determination of total dust load (g dust/100 kg seeds or g dust/100 000 kernels) as a parameter for the quality of treated seeds
  • Evaluation of the effect of seed characteristics and machine settings on total dust load of treated seeds