Plasma and crop protection
Plasma treatment of seeds offers new possibilities for decontamination and, therefore, seed protection against bacteria and fungi. The research of Assoc. Prof. Pavel Slavíček, Dr. Vlasta Štěpánová and their colleagues investigates the treatment and its functionality. Plasma treatment is suitable for replacing chemical agents that are still used to treat seeds. It can improve germination and suppress unwanted molds, which may affect the seed storability.