Seed Health

Health

Health

The early stages of any living organism are vital to future growth and development. Seed health technologies offer a range of benefits that ensure the maximum potential of a plant’s growth, including disease-free seeds with the opportunity of increased nutrient uptake.

Seed health technologies offer many benefits including:

  • Removes a range of seed-borne pathogens
  • Creates clean, healthy seed
  • Increase nutrient uptake
  • Improves crop vigor
  • Increase root mass

Product List

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

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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Species availability:
Spinach