Seed Pelleting

Pellet

Pellet

Seed pelleting set off the development of all seed technologies over seventy years ago, and Germains was the first to create a pellet for sugar beets seed which has expanded into a number of vegetable crops. Because many vegetable seeds are small, light, and irregular in shape, Germains offers various seed pellets for precision planters.

Our seed pellets are developed for specific growing regions or conditions.  We offer several sizes and weights that are suitable for today’s crops. In addition, seed pelleting may be stacked with other technologies such as priming and health technologies to help maximise your crop’s potential from planting to harvest.

Seed pelleting technologies offer many benefits, including:

  • Produces bigger, rounder, and smoother seed pellets
  • Allows for precision drilling
  • Ideal carrier of some crop protection treatments such as fungicides and pesticides
  • Uniform sized pelleted seed
  • Improve ability to handle even the finest seed

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 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

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

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, Lettuce

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

Species availability:
Celery, Radicchio