The emergis range of seed priming treatments help to improve speed of germination, provide a more uniform emergence, and promote earlier and stronger plant establishment. The emergis range includes emergis XL, emergis XT, emergis XV, and emergis classic.

Species availability:
Carrot, Celery, Chard, Coriander, Corn Salad, Eggplant, Fennel, Leek, Melon, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper, Red Beet, Salad / Bunching Onion, Spinach, Sweet Pepper, Tobacco, Tomatoes, Wild Rocket

Emergis XV is a seed technology for spinach that induces earlier bolting and flowering while increasing the speed of germination and improving uniformity for the parental line.

Species availability:
Spinach

Clean seed, pure & simple.

Yield is a primary focus when developing seed technologies. However, without clean and healthy seed, potential yield increases may be compromised. Seed-borne diseases are a serious issue that costs both the seed industry and vegetable growers a significant amount of money each year. Gopure is a conventional seed disinfection treatment that uses a combination of processes and/or crop protection products that inhibit the growth of seed-borne pathogens, such as Pseudomonas spp. and Xanthomonas. Customizable to meet your field challenge, stack gopure with conventional fungicides for added protection from soil-borne pathogens.

Key benefits:

  • Reduces pathogens to nearly undetectable levels post-treatment
  • Improves seed and seedling health, helping to optimize yield
  • Causes little to no impact on germination or shelf life
  • Protects future crop rotations by reducing the transfer of pathogenic organisms into the field
  • Microplastic free

 

 

Species availability:
Brassicas, Celery, Coriander, Red Beet, Swiss Chard

Microplastic-Free Seed Coating Solutions

Introducing our new Microplastic-free Seed Coating Solutions that are comparable to our current flagship product polyselect® 500 shine polymers.

Trials with various colours and application rates have been conducted on diverse species, including maize, oilseed rape, sunflowers, spinach, onion, brassica and carrots.

Regulatory Compliant. Eco-friendly. Same Quality.

The foundation of this innovative product is a biodegradable, natural substance. Its water solubility ensures compliance with regulations but also our stringent internal benchmarks for performance and sustainability.

This formulation provides dust protection akin to its predecessor while boasting enhanced flowability during drilling with minimal impact on germination.

  • Precise, uniform agrochemical distribution
  • Efficient carrier for seed-applied crop protection
  • Robust binding agent, reduce dust
  • Enhance field visibility, product identification
  • Eco-friendly sustainable Microplastic-free formulation
  • Compliant with EU regulations

Navigating the Future of European Horticulture and Field Crops

New legislations are changing the face of European horticulture & field crops creating huge challenges for seed producers and growers.

The EU Commission and United Nations are focused on reducing the negative impacts of food production on the environment and have put in place several legal directives to drive change that will impact the seed supply chain and the growers we serve.

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Species availability:
Brassicas, Carrot, Maize, Oilseed rape, Onion, Spinach

Preferred by organic growers producing carrots, onions, and turnips, Oxykote is a tan, heavy, split pellet offering excellent plantability and uniform placement.

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

Oxylight is a lightweight, high-quality seed pellet.

Species availability:
Fennel, Tomatoes

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

Species availability:
Flowers, Tobacco

Oxypil is an easy-to-handle split pellet for cultivating crops in protected greenhouse environments.

Species availability:
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Endive, Fennel, Green Hearted Chicory, Leek, Lettuce, Treviso, Turnip

Seed Film-coatingPolycote is a precision application of fungicides, insecticides, and other beneficial microorganisms, often adding a coloured layer to the seed. This also enables improved handling and produces dust-free, cosmetically pleasing seed.

Species availability:
Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chard, Coriander, Corn Salad, Courgette, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Gherkin, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Melon, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radish, Red Beet, Salad / Bunching Onion, Spinach, Sweet Pepper, Tomatoes, Turnip, Watermelon, Wild Rocket

Procoat is a minimum build-up pellet/encrustment used for precision planting in open field crops.

Species availability:
Carrot, Onion, Parsnip, Tomatoes, Wild Rocket

Prodrill direct is 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

Propell is 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 seed’s singulation and plantability.

Species availability:
Leek, Lettuce, Onion, Salad / Bunching Onion

Propill is a seed pellet for plant raiser use.

Species availability:
Celery, Endive, Fennel, Lettuce

Propill select is a plant raiser pellet that is suitable for transplant production in trays and peat blocks.

Species availability:
Celery, Radicchio

Minimise stress, maximise performance.

The early stages of any living organism are vital to future growth and development Germains has developed a technology that focuses on early plant nutrition, even before the plant emerges, ensuring its success in variable growing conditions. Spinach goseed ® maximizes the potential nutrient uptake of the seedling, offering many benefits to both the plant and the grower.

Developed with zero chemical pesticides, Spinach goseed ® is a nutrient-rich coating technology, Microplastic free, combined with bio-stimulants, formulated for use on spinach to help plants better cope with abiotic stress. (1)

Key benefits

Spinach goseed Promotes plant emergencePromotes plant emergence & root development

Spinach goseed enhances plant health to minimise impact of ambiotic strength Enhances plant vigor to minimise impact of abiotic stress

Spinach goseed contains bio-stimulants + micronutrients for improved early crop growthContains micronutrients for improved early crop growth

Spinach goseed maximises crop performance to increase yieldMaximises crop performance to increase yield

Spinach goseed ® field trial summary

Supporting the seed through germination, emergence and its first few days of growth is vital in establishing a healthy plant stand. Achieving a good plant stand reduces seed investment loss for growers and is critical for maximising Spinach crop yield. Trials were conducted to look at the performance of Germains Spinach goseed ® against un-treated Spinach seeds.

Thirteen different seed varieties were used, at six trial locations in Europe, with a total of 36 trials throughout the growing season. Some of these trials were subject to either cold & moisture stress conditions or extreme heat stress conditions. Overall results prove that Spinach goseed works best when environmental challenges are at their worst.

In conditions of moisture stress, Spinach goseed ® has shown to improve emergence and plant stand by ca.30% and 21% improvement in final yields.

In conditions of high heat stress, spinach goseed ® has shown to improve emergence and plant stand by 28% and 34% improvement in final yields.

Trials show that using Spinach goseed ® can significantly reduce crop losses from abiotic stress caused by excess of moisture or by heat during the early plant growth stage.Trials also show that this directly impacts final crop yields.

Our goal

Germains aims 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 use of more hazardous pesticides by 50% by 2030 seems a long way off, but the change must start today.  We need to embrace the next generation of seed technology by combining carefully selected nutrients with bio-stimulants and other micro-ingredients to deliver more natural support to plants.

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(1) Abiotic stresses, such as low or high temperature, deficient or excessive water, high salinity, and ultraviolet radiation, are hostile to plant growth and development

Species availability:
Spinach

Tempo is a priming process to combat abiotic stresses linked to temperature and light, enabling seed to germinate in the dark and under temperature stress. Tempo raises the upper-temperature limit and reduces the requirement for light that is required for the germination process, improving both speed and uniformity.
Tempo

Species availability:
Lettuce

Tempo hr delivers a high range seed priming and generates a broader germination temperature range and extended shelf-life. Continuing to build on the strengths of the existing tempo seed priming product, tempo hr further enables flexibility of longer storage and increased performance under warmer and colder conditions. Tempo hr is compatible with Germains lettuce oxypil® and polycote® solutions and is offered with the same product range as the existing tempo.

Species availability:
Lettuce

Accelerating growth from seed to maturity

Launched in 2020, Xbeet® enrich 200 is a proven and trusted cutting-edge seed technology. Xbeet enrich 200 promotes early plant growth and crop development. Independent verified testing* shows that Xbeet enrich 200 outperforms its market-leading predecessor Xbeet enrich 100.

Key Benefits

What is Xbeet enrich 200?

Xbeet® enrich 200 helps young plants reach the critical 12-leaf stage as quickly as possible. This ensures sugar beets have the natural defences needed to cope with later stressors, such as suboptimal environments and unpredictable weather conditions.

How is it different from Xbeet enrich 100?

Xbeet enrich 200 includes all the effective ingredients of Xbeet enrich 100, with the added benefit of an innovative plant-derived biostimulant. In combination with the elicitor – a microbial signature that triggers systemic acquired resistance – the biostimulant boosts early plant growth, helping crops deal with pressures of pests, diseases, and competitive weed situations.

What is biostimulant?

Biostimulants are defined as “materials, other than fertilisers, that promote plant growth when applied in small quantities”. Using a biostimulant has been proven to boost early growth, helping plants during the most vulnerable stage of development.

Xbeet enrich 200 trial results

Small plot trials have shown an average yield benefit of 1.4% over Xbeet enrich 100 during 3 years of trials.

This yield increase results in an additional yield of 1.1 tonnes per hectare.

Small plot trials have shown a significant yield benefit of 1.4% from Xbeet enrich 200 vs Xbeet enrich 100 during 3 years of trials.

Xbeet enrich 200 offers the greatest yield improvements on the market. An average UK grower can expect more than a tonne / ha of yield benefit by choosing Xbeet enrich 200.

Strip trials

Strip trial data from 2018 highlighted an average of 2.5% increase in yield (graph 4) across three trial sites.

This yield increase resulted in 1.9 additional tonnes per hectare.

Commercial scale strip trials in 2018 & 2019 have given an average of 2.5% increase in yield across three trial sites in the UK. Xbeet enrich 200 yield benefit over Xbeet enrich 100.

Commercial scale strip trials in 2018 & 2019 have given an average of 2.5% increase in yield across three trial sites in the UK. Xbeet enrich 200 yield benefit over Xbeet enrich 100.

Xbeet enrich 200 trial results – enhanced early growth

Plant weight (controlled environment test)

Xbeet enrich 200 has shown an increase in plant weight, demonstrating the impact of biostimulant in boosting early plant growth (graph 3). This has direct influence on the final sugar yields and profits.

Small plot trials have shown an significant yield benefit of 1.4% from Xbeet enrich 200 vs Xbeet enrich 100 during 3 years of trials.

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Species availability:
Sugar Beet

Xbeet® enrich 300

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What is Xbeet® enrich 300?

Xbeet enrich 300 is the newest addition to Germains Seed Technology for sugar beet seed treatments.

This cutting-edge technology has been built on the capabilities of the market leading Xbeet enrich 100 and 200. The purpose of enrich 300 development has been to create a product that combines ingredients capable of working together to encourage accelerated and more uniform germination of sugar beet seed. This results in the rapid growth of robust plants that can readily confront challenges in the early stages of the growing season.

 

How does it differ from Xbeet enrich 100 and 200?

Xbeet enrich 300 incorporates the ingredients that have proven the capabilities of Xbeet enrich 100 and 200 and now also includes micro and macro-nutrients essential for both root and leaf development. In addition, Xbeet enrich 300 also includes improved seed priming technology, to further boost germination rates and germination vigour, providing enhanced performance under stressful conditions.

Results show quicker canopy growth, leading to the attainment of the ‘mature plant resistance’ stage sooner. This stage signifies the plant’s enhanced ability to withstand insect and disease pressure.
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Trial results and value gain for growers

Trials have proven the value of Xbeet enrich 300 further boosts early root growth and leaf health above that already offered by Xbeet enrich 100 and 200

They include an average yield increase of 1.8% over enrich 200 and 3.2% over that treated with enrich 100 and competitor products. This has resulted in a yield advantage of 1.35t/ha over enrich 200 and 2.4t/ha over enrich 100 and competitor products, based on an average yield of 75t/ha. At an average beet price of £40/t, this translates to £54/ha in additional revenue when compared with beet from enrich 200 treated seed, and £96/ha over enrich 100 and competitor products.

Comparative Data

Comparative improvements in % adjusted yield. Percentage improvement in adjusted yield vs unprimed

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Xbeet enrich 300 key benefits

Xbeet enrich 300 includes an optimised prime to trigger faster germination and a bespoke nutrient package to promote seedling development.

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Emergence counts from grower engagement trials

Emergence % from grower trials over 3 years (2021-23) 50 sites across UK growing area

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Extra yield from enrich 300 over enrich 200

Delivers at least 1t/ha extra yield, even more under stressful conditions

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*When compared to Xbeet enrich 200 for an average 75t/ha grower

Species availability:
No species available.