Seed Sanitation

Proper seed sanitizing and soaking is an essential step in the production of healthy sprouts. Whether you’re a first time grower or a large producer, your operation relies on quality sanitizing and soaking equipment to reduce human pathogens (e.g. Salmonella and E.coli 0157:H7), to reduce plant pathogens that destroy crops, and to stabilize germination for higher yields and consistent production.

The fully automated ISS Seed Sanitizing/Soaking System offers a cost-efficient, labor saving system for large producers and is the perfect way to start mung bean sprouts. The system is designed to address every stage of the process: Seed transport, seed weighing, water filling and removal, agitation, chlorination, ozonation (optional), aeration, filtering, weighing the germinated seed and distributing it evenly into bins.

Standard Features

  • Automatic release of specified amounts of soaked seed, for even distribution into growing containers
  • Ladder
  • Automatic addition of chemicals
  • Versatile, programmable controls
  • Skimming system to remove debris
  • Easy access bottom release of seed
  • Metal parts are stainless steel

Optional Features

  • Conveyor belt to load seed into hopper
  • Can be built to your specific height needs to fit your bins
  • Ozone
  • Seed Auger

ISS Large Automatic Seed Sanitizing/Soaking System has a 1,600 gallon (6055 liter) capacity, and will sanitize and soak up to 4000 lbs. (1800 kg) of seed.

ISS Small Automatic Seed Sanitizing/Soaking System has a 500 gallon (1900 liter) capacity, and will sanitize and soak up to 1,320 lbs. (600kg) of seed.

ISS also offers Food Grade Calcium Hypochlorite, the seed sanitizing agent that is recommended by the FDA. Ask your ISS sales representative for mixing guidelines. ISS Calcium Hypochlorite is available in 100 lb. (45kg) drums.