Seed treatment without chemicals (crop protection): As an alternative to chemical treatment, seeds can be treated thermally for increased pest resistance. A thermal treatment uses heat and moist air. The seeds used by farmers need to be protected from attacks from bacteria or fungal diseases that make cultivation less efficient in various ways. Poorer seed quality results in poorer harvests and infestation leads to poorer stock efficiency when infested feed must be disposed. Thermal crop protection: The ThermoSeed (or ThermoSem) system uses warm and moist air in seed treatment instead of chemicals and can be used for organic farming.