Is a seed cleansing process to remove seed borne contaminants.

Species availability:
Endive, Green Hearted Chicory, Treviso

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

Priming Treatments for Celery - Primed Seed vs Raw

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 improves uniformity for parental line.

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Exilis is a seed hygiene process that removes or reduces seed borne contaminants from Swiss chard, red beet, celery and multiple brassica species

Exilis™ Swiss chard and red beet:

Product benefits:

  • Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata. Reduced below 500 cfu in the standard test with 30.000 seeds
  • Positive effect on removal of Alternaria spp., Phoma betae
  • Minimal impact on seed vitality
  • Excellent shelf life tested to 6 months +

Exilis™ Brassica:

Product benefits:

  • • Removes Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris / Xanthomonas campestris pv. amoraciae (Xcc/Xca) bacteria from brassica seeds
    • Minimal impact on seed vitality
    • Excellent shelf life tested to 6 months +

Species availability:
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Red Beet, Swiss Chard

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 light weight is a high-quality seed pellet.

Species availability:
Fennel, Tomatoes

A seed 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:
Flowers, Tobacco

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-coatingA precision application of fungicides, insecticides and other beneficial micro organisms often adding a coloured layer to the seed, also enabling improved handling, 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

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

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

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:

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:
Leek, Lettuce, Onion, Salad / Bunching Onion

Pellet for plant raiser use

Species availability:
Celery, Lettuce

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

Species availability:
Celery, Radicchio

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.


Species availability:

Tempo® hr delivers a High Range seed priming, 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®.


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Maximise Your Sugar Beet Yield!

For over 50 years, Germains have been delivering innovative new seed technologies to UK Sugar Beet growers. We are continuing to support the industry with the launch of a new product: Xbeet® enrich 100.

What is Xbeet® enrich 100?

Xbeet® enrich 100 is a combination of a new pellet and elicitor treatment that promotes stronger plants, leading to greater yield potential.

What is an elicitor?

Naturally derived elicitors set off chain reactions that trigger different responses to not only pathogenic fungi and bacteria but also abiotic stresses such as drought, heat and cold. These reactions improve stress tolerance, crop establishment, growth and ultimately the yield of the Sugar Beet.

Key Benefits

  • Faster emergence in UK field conditions
  • Greater leaf coverage
  • Improved uniformity
  • Stronger plants leading to increased yield potential

Yield Results

Small Plot Trials

Xbeet® enrich 100 demonstrated an average increase in yield of 1.5%.

What are Small Plot Trials?

  • Trial Design: Small randomised blocks
  • 4 years of trials, 6 replications of the treatment across 6 trials sites

Strip Trials

The Strip Trials achieved a 4.4% increase in yield.

What are Strip Trials?

  • Strip Trials studied the performance of Xbeet® enrich 100 in large replicated strips across the field, this takes into account variable field conditions
  • Pellets are planted with a commercial drill, the fields are managed using standard agronomic practice and the roots are harvested with a commercial 6 row harvester
  • The trials demonstrate a yield benefit under conditions as close as possible to normal farming practice

General Trial Information

  • Germains’ field trials are completed on UK sites with Armstrong Fisher and the BBRO
  • Data independently analysed by NIAB

Faster Emergence

Xbeet® enrich 100 demonstrated a 9.6% increase in emergence at an early count demonstrating faster emergence and a 2% increase in final emergence compared to Xbeet® plus technology.

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Species availability:
Sugar Beet