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Join Us at ISF World Seed Congress 2024

We’re delighted to invite you to join our delegates at the ISF World Seed Congress, taking place in Rotterdam, Netherlands 27th-29th May, 2024. As a proud sponsor of this important industry event, Germains is poised to discuss our innovation in seed technology and cultivate collaborations to foster a sustainable tomorrow. Here’s a preview into what […]

Xbeet enrich 300 – The Key to Successful Harvests

With the growing frequency of extreme weather, farmers face increasingly problematic conditions for sugar beet and other crops. Wetter winters have played havoc with schedules; with waterlogged fields either delaying drilling; or, leading to sparse germination and poor crop establishment, for those who have been able to sow. For sugar beet farmers, all this means […]

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Emergency Authorisation for Bulb Onion Force Seed Treatment by Germains UK

In a crucial development for the horticulture community, Horticulture Crop Protection (HCP) UK Limited has shared that an Emergency Authorization for the use of Force ST as a treatment of Bulb Onion seeds has been officially granted. This significant update came into effect starting December 1, 2023, offering a timely solution for growers facing specific […]

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Unveiling Xbeet enrich 300: Enhancing Sugar Beet Cultivation in the UK

Introducing Xbeet enrich 300 We’re thrilled to introduce a significant advancement in sugar beet seed treatments: Xbeet enrich 300. In this blog post, we’ll explore how Xbeet enrich 300’s unique features and benefits consistently delivers a yield increase of 1.8% – that’s 1.35 tonnes per hectare for a 75t/ha grower. We’ll delve into the extensive research […]

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Next generation of Xbeet enrich coming soon…

At Germains Seed Technology our work is never done. We run a continuous research and development programme to ensure farmers have the latest technology at their disposal. So, despite Xbeet enrich 200’s outstanding performance in the field during the last two years, we have been looking to improve it further. Our lead scientist, Jordan Long, […]

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AHDB Emergency Authorisation Update

The AHDB (Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board) issued an Emergency Authorisation of Plant Protection Products for the Force ST treatment for Leek and Salad Onion seeds, effective as of the 27th and 28th of March 2023. Emergency authorisation for Apron XL treatment of Carrot seeds was also granted, effective 1st April 2023. AHDB Emergency Authorisation […]

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Welcoming Jean-Paul Geelhoed as EU Head of Commercial Horticulture

We are pleased to welcome Jean-Paul Geelhoed as our European Head of Commercial Horticulture. As the European Head of Commercial Horticulture and member of Germains’ European Leadership Team, Jean-Paul will manage the Commercial-, Marketing-, and Customer Service, teams. “Jean-Paul has an extensive background in the seed and agriculture industry, having worked for Apeel Sciences, Bayer, […]

Agnieszka Szkurlat Appointed as Business Director for Europe

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Agnieszka Szkulat as the new Business Director for Europe. In this role, she will lead Germains’ European Business, covering all key European markets and facilities in the UK, the Netherlands, and Spain. Ms. Szkurlat is a passionate advocate for always being open to new opportunities. Having spent […]

The role of seed technologies in sugar beet growing past, present and future

The quest to improve seed quality. The arrival of genetic monogerm seed made planting to a stand a more viable and cost effective alternative to planting multigerm and manual thinning or precision monogerm. However this stimulated the need to ensure each seed station has a healthy plant in it, as any missing plants would have […]