Germains Seed Technology is pleased to introduce a new seed treatment for Spinach to the European market; Spinach goseed. Developed with zero chemical pesticides, Spinach goseed is a nutrient-rich coating technology combined with bio-stimulants formulated for use on Spinach to help plants better cope with abiotic stress.
Spinach goseed focuses on boosting early plant nutrition during the plant emergence and young plant growth stage, ensuring its success in variable growing conditions.
Germains’ goal is to deliver innovative seed enhancement technologies that help maximise nature’s potential. This goal has never been more important. Today Spinach growers are challenged with producing more from less, achieving even greater yields, with fewer chemicals, in ever more challenging growing conditions.
The EU directive deadline to reduce the overall use of pesticides by 50% by 2030 seems a long way off, but the change needs to start today. Global warming also creates more extreme and unpredictable weather conditions, which presents enormous challenges for growers worldwide. The industry needs new solutions that help plants better cope with abiotic stress. Spinach goseed is a new seed treatment for Spinach that is an excellent solution for overcoming these challenges.
Seed treatment solution for Spinach field challenges
Germains Seed Technology embraces the next generation of seed health technology solutions that combine carefully selected nutrients with bio-stimulants and other micro-ingredients to deliver more natural alternatives that support plants. Field trials were conducted to look at the performance of Spinach goseed against untreated spinach seeds. Nine different seed varieties were used, at three trial locations in the Netherlands, with crops being planted weekly from July through to September.
The growing season across all three sites was generally wetter and colder than normal regional conditions, with average temperatures as low as 15 degrees Celsius during September and rainfall reaching up to 98mm in one month. Trial data indicate that the most significant improvements in emergence, plant stand, and final yield were observed in wetter than average conditions.
Spinach goseed trial outcomes
Trials showed that Spinach goseed could significantly reduce crop losses due to abiotic stress during early plant growth. Trials also showed that this could directly impact final crop yields.
- 31% better emergence
- 30% better plant stand
- 21% higher final yields