Join ORCO at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Show

Join us in Booth LO9 (Staircase Lobby) at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Show, Charleston, SC, June 28-30.  Do you need dyes, pigments, and colorants for your agricultural products? Come on by and let’s talk – we have a lot of new things to show this year.

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Visitors to our booth will also be eligible to win a YETI 20oz Tumbler, awarded at a drawing at the end of Tuesday and Wednesday’s show days.




Dyes, pigments and colorants are widely used in the production of a number of agriculture and related products such as seeds, fertilizers, micronutrients, pesticides and fungicides. Dyes and colorants are also used to give nature a little “boost” in making turf greener, ponds bluer, mulch earthier, sand sandier and flowers, well more flowery.

Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC supplies dyes, pigments and colorants for ALL of these uses – for a large variety of applications.

Do you know the 5 reasons dyes and colorants are used in Agriculture products?

  1. Branding

Many companies who sell seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to consumers and farmers use color in support of their Brand. Utilizing color in these products allows the buyer to better “remember” who supplied the seed. Knowing that color “sells”, these large Brands want everything associated with their product – packaging, advertising, and yes, the product itself, to convey an image of “nature”, “health” and “value”.

  1. Identification

seed color identificationDyes and Pigments are used in seed coloring to differentiate the type of seed, hybrid variety, genetic traits, germination specifications and whether they have been treated with any other products (fertilizers/pesticides). In most cases, it is even mandatory that a pesticide treated seed be marked with color. Due to the importance of these agricultural products, both in industrial agriculture and food product, the use of color can eliminate the misuse of products – avoiding potential problems further down the production chain or with crop yield.


  1. Spray Pattern Marking

Spray Pattern Marking

Spray Pattern Marking is probably the number one Practical reason for the use of color in agricultural products. The presence of color on seeds allows the user (homeowner, landscaper and farmer) to know how the seeds are sown and to make sure any mechanical seed sowing or drilling is operating at peak efficiency.

For the homeowner or small farmer, spray application of fertilizers, pesticides and nutrients is greatly aided by the inclusion of color in the product. Not only is the color specific to a particular TYPE of product (you don’t want to confuse your pesticide with your fertilizer – ever!) it also allows the user to know that the spray is going where it should go, and not going where it shouldn’t.

This ability to see where the agricultural product is going is even more important for large-scale farms and grow facilities.  In Aerial Spraying – crop dusting as it used to be called – making sure the treatment goes where it is supposed to is made much easier with the use of color. The user can quickly see if the application drifted over to crops that were not supposed to be treated, or even if the correct crop has been treated.

  1. Enhance Nature’s Colors

Enhance Nature's ColorsSometimes, Nature needs a little help. Do you want that pond on your property, golf course, or residential community to look “bluer”? There are dyes that can achieve that effect and in many cases, have the added benefit of reducing algae growth.  Do you need to have your golf course fairways and greens look “greener”? Yes, there are colorants that can achieve that effect, especially for burned out or high traffic areas.

Dyes and Pigments are also used by landscapers to obtain a desired shade of mulch or ground cover – even going so far as to dye sand for use in decorative areas or on golf courses.

  1. Special Effects

On athletic fields, non-permanent striping, team and corporate logos, and boundary markers all require specific dyes and pigments. Coloring ponds, fountains, and rivers for special events such as Breast Cancer Awareness, St. Patrick’s Day, or Corporate Branding also utilize specialized dyes to achieve the desired effect.


As a supplier of dyes, pigments and colorants for all of these agricultural applications, ORCO can supply the color you need and the expertise to make the colors work in whatever system or end-use you have.  CONTACT US to find out more about how we can help you utilize dyes, pigments and colorants in your agricultural application.

Click on the links below for more specific information on our various dyes, pigments, and colorants for Agriculture:

EPA Registered Dyes and Pigments for Seed Treatment, Crop Protection & Fertilizer

Ponds & Lakes

Landscaping, Turf & Field


Water Tracing & Leak Detection