Seed Pelleting

Seed pelleting set off the development of all seed technologies over seventy years ago, and Germains were the first to create a pellet for sugar beet seed. Pelleting produces bigger, rounder and smoother seed coatings, offering many benefits.

Seed pelleting technologies offer many benefits including:

  • Produces bigger, rounder and smoother seed pellets
  • Allows for precision drilling
  • Ideal carrier of some crop protection treatments
  • Uniform size of pelleted seed
  • Ability to handle even the finest seed

A tan, heavy, split pellet offering excellent plantability and uniform placement.

Species availability: Carrot, Leek, Salad/Bunching Onion & Turnip

Region availability: Global

A pellet that improves the handling and plantability of small seed. The pellet melts away from the seed rapidly on contact with moisture, giving the seed access to oxygen and light. This is beneficial for the quick germination of sensitive seeds.

Species availability: Tobacco and Flowers

Region availability: Europe

A high quality lightweight pellet, also known as Propellet Light.

Species availability: All vegetable species

Region availability: North America


A versatile white, heavy, splitting pellet that allows rapid oxygen uptake, also known as Propellet Heavy.

Species availability: Lettuce

Region availability: North America

A field pellet that allows the seed to be directly drilled using precision planters.  The pellet also enables the seed to be tolerant of adverse field conditions that would otherwise affect the seed.

Species availability: Lettuce

Region availability: Europe

A heavy encrustment coating, designed specifically for vacuum seers.

Species availability: Baby leaf lettuce

Region availability: North America


A heavy, precision encrustment, designed to improve singulation and flow when used with a vacuum seeder.

Species availability: Lettuce

Region availability: North America

A lightweight field pellet that splits rapidly and neatly when placed in moist growing conditions, allowing access to the seed for oxygen and light uptake for germination. The pellet is designed for direct drilled crops and is precisely graded to improve the seeds singulation and plantability.

Species availability: Onion, Leek and Carrot

Region availability: Europe

A plant raiser pellet that is suitable for transplant production in trays and peat blocks.

Species availability: Celery

Region availability: Europe