The amount of labor reduction in sowing and thinning out and the uniformity in crops are defined by the sowing method.
Seeder Tape Sowing Method realize the ideal sowing method which neither hand-work nor machine-work (sower) could do.
In our method, we deposit seeds into the tape such as water-soluble film called Holceron or bio-degradable nonwoven called Meshron with a precise device called seeder machine, instead of sowing directly in soil, and this process could be done in room so we can conserve the precious seeds without wastes and deposit them into a tape with precise intervals and exact number of seeds. Then we wind up the tape into a reel. This tape with seeds in it is called "Seeder Tape". So this seeder tape is to be laid in field with a machine called "Tape Seeder". Of course depth or pressure of covering soil could be adjusuted, sowing conditions including interval distance and number of seeds will be able to be totally controlled into a fixed target. This is actually an ideal sowing method.
  Seeder Tape Sowing Method

Only one seed being sowed per place in order to avoid thinning out unnecessary seedlings, there should be no vacant hill. Also being sowed in multi grains, each grain should be in equal level in soil and have adequate space to another so that the operation of thinning out is reduced in labor. Then germinating and growing on just one straight line, every seedling should have enough sunshine and get good ventilation which makes them grow in real healthfulness.

In recent years, with seeder tape, sowing and other operation such as mulching being done simultaneously, there has appeared significant decrease of labor. Various applications, such as forced sprouting with meshron's specification of soaking in water, are designed. Seeder Tape Sowing Method has been becoming to indisipensable system not only for precise sowing but also for combined operations.

Illustration of Seeder Tape Sowing Method

Seeder Tape

We accept seeds from customers, after manufacturing seeder tape with the seeds, wining it into specific reel, we send "Seeder Tape" to customers.

Seeder Tape

Applicable Seeds
Roots Daikon (Radish), Burdock, Carrot, Onion, Welsh Onion, Turnip
Leaves Spinach, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower and other Brassica Leaves
Fruits Water Melon, Melon, Tomato, Cucumber, Eggplant, Paprika
Others Flower, Corn, Propagule, Rice, Bean, Herb, etc.

“Seeder Tape”、“Tape Seeder”are our trademarks registered in Japan

Nippon Plant Seeder Co., Ltd. (subsidiary of Ozu Corp. listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange) was established in 1963 with a purpose of contributing to reduction of labor in Japanese farming, as our company philosophy. In agriculture, there had been needed much severe hand work. And people thought it was indispensable those days. Then we have been striving for the spread of the "Seeder Tape Sowing Method". As a result, "Seeder Tape Sowing Method" has become to be known widely on Japanese agricultural community as the best sowing method.
Moreover, in recent years, the expectation for "Seeder Tape Sowing Method" has been increasing all over the world. It is our natural duty to respond to this expectation.
Therefore we have decided to take a great leap forward so that we might become one of the companies which contribute to the improvement in the international vegetable production. We have every confidence that this relationship, spreading “Seeder Tape Sowing Method”, will enrich life of people in the world.
Please expect the future of Nippon Plant Seeder Co., Ltd.
 
President, CEO and Representative Director
Katsumi Endo
Company Name Nippon Plant Seeder Company Limited
Representative President, CEO and Representative Director / Katsumi Endo
Date of Establishment 8 / Apr / 1963
Stock 85 million (JPY)
Business Contents Manufacturing and Sales of Seeder Tape and Instruments connected with Seeder Tape
Chief Articles ・Seeder Tape
・Seeder Machine
・Material for Seeder Tape
・Tape Seeder (hand-pushing, tractor-pulling, and so on)
Number of Employees 74(As of 1/June/2015)
Directors Representative Director:Katsumi Endo
Managing Director:Nobutoshi Fujikura
Director:Norimitsu Nakata
Director:Yukitaka Yamamoto
Drector:Mitsuo Nakano
Auditor:Shigeru Murao
Auditor:Hidekatsu Kase
Bank The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Organization Chart
Office

4-9-2 Nihonbashi-honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5623-1183
FAX: +81-3-5623-1187

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Products

Tape Seeder

TSA-7

TSA-7

TSA-7
TSA-7
 
Hand-Pushing Tape Seeder TSA-7
【Feature】
・Light weight and compact popular model
・For all vegetables(radish, burdock, carrot, spinach, etc.)
Model TSA-7
Number of Lane 1
Wheel Width 100mm
Marker Available(option)
Pesticide Spreader Available(option)

TSA-8ST

TSA-8ST

TSA-8ST
TSA-8ST
 
Hand-Pushing Precise Tape Seeder TSA-8ST
【Feature】
・Suitable for crops aquires precise shallow sowing depth(carot, stock, etc)
Model TSA-8ST
Number of Lane 1
Wheel Width 100mm
Marker Available(option)
Pesticide Spreader Available(option)

TSB-7

TSB-7

TSB-7
TSB-7
 
Hand-Pushing Tape Seeder TSB-7
【Feature】
・Light weight and friendly 2 lanes model
・Because of lightness, also suitable for 1 lane use
・For all vegetables(radish, burdock, carrot, spinach, etc.)
Model TSB-7
Number of Lane 2
Wheel Width 200mm
Range of Lane Width 120-170mm
Marker Available(option)
Pesticide Spreader Available(option)

TSD-7

TSD-7

TSD-7
TSD-7
 
Hand-Pushing Tape Seeder TSD-7
【Feature】
・Most suitable for multi-lanes sowing of turnip or spinach
・Up to 4 lanes sown at once
Model TSD-7
Number of Lanes 4
Wheel Width 500mm
Minimum Lane Width 100mm

TSJ-7BT

TSJ-7BT

TSJ-7BT
TSJ-7BT
 
Electric Tape Seeder TSJ-7BT
【Feature】
・Electric self-propelled model loaded with battery
・12 lanes sown at once
・Without exhaust gas, suitable for greenhouse works, also silent and safe
※Battery is not included.
Model TSJ-7BT
Number of Lane 2~12
Wheel Width 400mm
Minimum Lane Width 30mm
Adaptable Battery 12V
Speed 1Km/h

TEM-4WD2

TEM-4WD2

TEM-4WD2
TEM-4WD2
 
Engine-Powered Tape Seeder TEM-4WD2
【Feature】
・Self-propelled tape seeder loaded with a small 4cycle-engine
・4 wheel drive contributing good performance, compact enough to be used easily
・Making sharp turns, suitable for greenhouse works
・From 2 to 6 lanes of varieties are available.
・With a specific pesticide spreader, sowing and spreading to be done simultaneously
Model TEM-4WD2
Length/Width/Height 850×800×950mm
Weight 22kg
Engine
Honda GX25
Air-cooled 4-stroke single sylinder gasoline engine (OHC)
Displacement 25.0cc
Horse Power (MAX) 0.81kw(1.1PS)/7000rpm
Fuel Motor Gasoline
Fuel Capacity 0.55L
Clutch System Centrifugal Clutch
Speed 2.6km/h/7000rpm
Range of Lane Width 190~600mm
Number of Lanes 2

TRA-7

TRA-7

TRA-7
TRA-7
 
Tape Seeder for Tractor TRA-7X
Model TRA-7X
Application For Tractor
Number of Width 2~5
Minimum Lane Width 320mm
Pesticide Spreader Available(option)

TRA-8ST

TRA-8ST

TRA-8ST
TRA-8ST
 
Precise Tape Seeder for Tractor TRA-8ST
【Feature】
・Suitable for crops aquires precise shallow sowing depth(carot, stock, etc)
Model TRA-8ST
Application For Tractor
Number of Lanes 1
Wheel Width 100mm
Minimum Lane Width 220mm
Pesticide Spreader Available(option)

TR-FLat

AKEMARUKUN TR-FLat

TR-FLat
AKEMARUKUN TR-FLat
 
Seeder Mulcher “AKEMARUKUN”Flat for Tractor
【Feature】
・This innovative seeder mulcher, punches the seed-point of no-hole mulch sheet while sowing.
・To add optional unit, 3 lanes available
Model SDM-T35411F
Adaptable Sheet Width 95~135cm
Number of Lanes 2(~3)
Lane Width above 35cm
Seed Interval above 18cm
Application Japanese radish (daikon), table corn
Length/Width/Height 110×160×100cm
Weight 70kg
Furrow Pattern Flat
Ridger Available(option)
Pesticide Spreader Available(option)
“Seeder Mulcher”、“AKEMARUKUN”are our trademarks registered in Japan
 
 
Ditching Pipe

Ditching Pipe

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A-10  P-10
 
  Outside Diameter Soil Covering Device Application
D-8 8mm Carrot(non-coated seed), Turnip, Brassica Leaf Vegetables
PD-8 8mm ×
A-10 10mm Radish, Burdock, Spinach, Carrot(coated), Onion
P-10 10mm ×
A-13 13mm Radish(coated), Sunflower
P-13 13mm ×
A-16 16mm Table Corn, Propagule
P-25 25mm × Propagule
※ Application is based on a typical seed size. Irregular size of seeds might make it unavailable.
 
  Outside Diameter Soil Covering Device Application
D-8 8mm Carrot(non-coated seed), Turnip, Brassica Leaf Vegetables
PD-8 8mm ×
A-10 10mm Radish, Burdock, Spinach, Carrot(coated), Onion
P-10 10mm ×
A-13 13mm Radish(coated), Sunflower
P-13 13mm ×
A-16 16mm Table Corn, Propagule
P-25 25mm × Propagule
Seeder Tape

Seeder Tape

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Seeder Tape
 
Applicable Seeds
Roots Daikon (Radish), Burdock, Carrot, Onion, Welsh Onion, Turnip
Leaves Spinach, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower and other Brassica Leaves
Fruits Water Melon, Melon, Tomato, Cucumber, Eggplant, Paprika
Others Flower, Corn, Propagule, Rice, Bean, Herb, etc.
   
Applicable Seeds
Roots Daikon (Radish), Burdock, Carrot, Onion, Welsh Onion, Turnip
Leaves Spinach, Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower and other Brassica Leaves
Fruits Water Melon, Melon, Tomato, Cucumber, Eggplant, Paprika
Others Flower, Corn, Propagule, Rice, Bean, Herb, etc.
 
Seeder Machine

Seeder machine  SMV-1J

SMV-1J

Seeder machine  SMV-1J
Seeder machine
SMV-1J
 
【Feature】
・High-efficiency seeder machine improved so that everyone could make more precise seeder tape in less labor than before one.
・Adapting the digital typing system, improved in operation efficiency.
Conveying speed of seeds being synchronized with tape speed, the interval should not be disorderd by the irregular rotation in operation. Also adapting stepping-motor for driver, we improved it in the precision of manufacturing.
・Additional function of showing messages must contribute to efficiency. In case of finishing up, thread cut, seeds shortage and tape shortage, it would automatically stop running and show what the problem was.
・Adapting the latest vacuum pump, noise has been greatly decreased.
Model SMV-1J
Seed Lack Sensor for SMV-1J Vacuum Drum
Width/Depth/Height 65×57×146cm
Weight Machine 50kg
Cubicle 60kg
Range of Temperture 0~+40℃
Power Supply AC100V (single-phase)
Electricity Consumption Machine 4A
Cubicle 7A
Working Speed Up to 2000m/h
Adjustment Changing a specific stainless belt, any interval and any number of seeds are available.

Seed Belt for SMV1J

Seed Belt for SMV-1J

Seed Belt for SMV1J
Seed Belt for SMV-1J
 
【Feature】
・Seed Belt for SMV-1J
・We could provide the most suitable seed belt according to kind of seeds, interval and number of seeds. Please feel free to ask us.

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Seed Lack Sensor for SMV-1J

Seed Lack Sensor
Seed Lack Sensor for SMV-1J
 
【Feature】
・This is a sensor for lack of seed with precise photo-electric sensor which everyone can attached to SMV-1J with only one screwdriver.
・This device can sense seeds of above 1mm in its outside diameter.
・Both Holceron and Meshron are available.
・SMV-1J would automatically stop running and inform you with buzzer, if it sensed absence of seeds.
Application SMV-1J
Model YS-403Ⅱ
Type of sensing Photoelectric sensor (red LED)
Width/Depth/Height 20×17×11cm(Control Unit)
Weight 1.6kg(Control Unit)
Power Supply AC100V(Single Phase)・Under 10W

Seed Counter RC-2501

Seed Counter RC-2501

Seed Counter RC-2501
Seed Counter RC-2501
 
【Feature】
・This counter enables to count any preset number of seeds.
・Rapid and exact packing would be available.
・Counting 1-999,999 grains of seeds
・Being so compact, it could work everywhere you need.
・This counter is not suitable for either long and narrow seeds (ex. cosmos) or fluffy seeds (ex. carrot),
both bigger seed (ex. corn, pumpkin) and smaller seeds (ex. turnip) are countable though.
Type RC-2501
Range of Counting 1~999,999 grains
(A margin of error may be 0~3 grains)
Width/Depth/Height 37.5×34.5×27cm
Weight 24kg
Power Supply AC100V(Single Phase)50,60Hz(3A)
 
 
Pesticide Spreader

TK-1

TK-1

TK-1
TK-1
 
Type TK-1
Number of Lane 1
Hopper Capacity 1.6L
Applicable Pesticide Granule
Others Including a mechanism which adjust the rate of spreading.
Application TSA-7,TSA-8ST,TRA-8ST,etc.

TK-12

TK-12

Ppestcide Sprayer TK-12
TK-12
 
Type TK-12
Number of Lane 2
Hopper Capacity 1.6L
Applicable Pesticide Granule
Others Including a mechanism which adjust the rate of spreading.
Application TSB-7,TSB-8ST,TRB-8ST,TEM-4WD2,etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Others

TSA-7

Seeder Tape for Kitchen Garden

TSA-7
Seeder Tape for Kitchen Garden
 
・Subdivided Seeder Tape for Kitchen Garden
・We can provide any specification (interval & number of seeds) of Seeder Tape. Please feel free to ask us.

TSA-7

Tape Seeder for Kitchen Garden

TSA-7
Tape Seeder for Kitchen Garden
 
・Tape Seeder for Kitchen Garden
・Lightweight 1-wheel type which you are easy-to-use.

Flat Seeder Tape

Flat Seeder Tape

Flat Seeder Tape
Flat Seeder Tape
 
・We provide this as preorderd products for promotional giveaways.
 
 
 
 
Materials

TSA-7

Holceron

TSA-7
Holceron
 
Symbol HS(HS)
Name Holceron
Material PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) Film
Characteristics Water Soluble
Feature Dissolving in moist soil, so that any seed can germinate. You can choose this material for the wide range of crops including both direct-seeding and transe-plantation.
Cautions This might go insoluble if it touched something storng acid or alkari. To avoid dissolve and stick to each other, please refrain from using in case of rain or fog.
Main Applications Daikon, Burdock, Turnip, Onion, Cabbage, Tomato, Corn, Bean, etc.
“Holceron”is our trademark registered in Japan

Meshron

Meshron

Meshron
Meshron
 
Symbol MR(MR)
Name Meshron
Material Nonwoven made from Cotton Linter 100%
Characteristics Bio-Degradable
Feature Seeds could germinate in Seeder Tape. In dry soil, Meshron should be stabler in germination than Holceron. Even in high temperature and moisture, the tape of Meshron won't be extended to contribute to your workability and preservability.
Cautions Please refrain from crops of bigger cotyledon. Long time soakage in water is available.
Main Applications Spinach, Carrot, Chinese Cabbage, Onion, Rice, Propagule, Corn, etc.
“Meshron”is our trademark registered in Japan

Holceron P

Holceron P

Holceron P
Holceron P
 
Symbol HSP(HP)
Name Holceron P
Material Rayon Pulp
Characteristics Bio-Degradable
Feature Degrading in 2 to 3 weeks, even in high temperature and moisture, this material can make you operate easily. germination and preservability.
Cautions Please pay attention to lack of moisture, refrain from dry or cloddy soil.
Main Applications Burdock, Daikon, Carrot, Spinach, Welsh Onion, etc.
“Holceron”is our trademark registered in Japan
 
 
 
 

Paper Reel

Paper Reel

Paper Reel
Paper Reel
 
Symbol PP(L)
Disk Paper
Core ABS Resin (recycled)
Number/Ctn 100 reels

Water-Resistant Paper Reel

Water-Resistant
Paper Reel

Water-Resistant Paper Reel
Water-Resistant
Paper Reel
 
Symbol OP(L)
Disk Water Resistant Paper
Core ABS Resin (recycled)
Number/Ctn 100 reels

Paper Reel(S)

Paper Reel(S)

Paper Reel(S)
Paper Reel(S)
 
Symbol PPS
Disk Paper
Core ABS Resin (recycled)
Number/Ctn 100 reels

YJ-5048( Twisted Yarn)

Plastic Reel

YJ-5048( Twisted Yarn)
Plastic Reel
 
Symbol LP
Disk ABS Resin (recycled)
Core ABS Resin (recycled)
Number/Ctn 50 reels
 

 

YJ-5048(Twisted Yarn)

YJ-5048(Twisted Yarn)

YJ-5048(Twisted Yarn)
YJ-5048(Twisted Yarn)
 
Aplicable Machine SMV-1J
Name YJ-5048
Material Cotton
Specification 5000m/roll
Number/Ctn 48rolls (=240,000m)

YRJ-8030(Continuous Fiber Bundle)

YRJ-8030
(Continuous Fiber Bundle)

YRJ-8030(Continuous Fiber Bundle)
YRJ-8030
(Continuous Fiber Bundle)
 
Aplicable Machine SMV-1J
Name YRJ-8030
Material Rayon
Specification 8000m/roll
Number/Ctn 30rolls (=240,000m)
 
 
 
 
 
 

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