Agrilead Issued U.S. Patent for New Dry Seed Finisher

Agrilead, Inc. has announced award of US Patent No. 10,986,769 relating to its Pizazz Dry Seed Finisher first commercialized for soybean seed treatment application in 2018.


Pizazz applied as a powder following liquid seed treatments improves seed handling with less bridging, better seed flow through planting systems, and enhanced seed appearance.

The patent is for discovery of a product with less fugitive dust during treatment application along with better seed coverage and treated seed performance compared to first generation dry products.

Pizazz and the patented technology are owned by Agrilead and exclusively marketed by KALO, Inc. of Overland Park, KS as result of an industry alliance formed between the companies in 2015.

“Pizazz is one of many innovations we have discovered and brought to market through partnership with KALO,” says Jeff Ochampaugh the President of Agrilead, Inc. “With the KALO alliance, we have more capacity to develop solutions like Pizazz that help seed care operators deliver more value to the grower customer.

Chuck Champion, President of KALO, sees continued growth, “Pizazz has been successfully used upon millions of soybean and cotton acres; with increasing demand for more product applied to the same small seeds, we see dry seed finishers as important tools for achieving higher levels of seed care performance,” he said.

The patented Pizazz technology represents the cornerstone upon which a broad portfolio of innovative dry seed finisher products will be built and introduced; the next innovation is expected during the 4th quarter 2021.