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.

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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.

Seed hygiene for 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 +

Seed hygiene for 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 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.

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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.

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.

Key benefits

Spinach goseed Promotes plant emergencePromotes plant emergence

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

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

Nine different seed varieties were used, at three trial locations, 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. Where the conditions were wetter, the biggest improvements in emergence, plant stand, and final yield were observed.

Trials showed that using Spinach goseed could significantly reduce crop losses from abiotic stress during the early plant growth stage.  Trials also showed that this could have a direct impact on final crop yields.

Our goal

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

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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.

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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.

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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