Seed Pelleting



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 number of vegetable crops. Because many vegetable seeds are small, light and irregular in shape, Germains offers a variety of seed pellets developed for specific growing regions, sizes and weights that are suitable for a number of crops crops. Seed pelleting stacked with Germains other technologies such priming and health maximize your crops 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
  • Ensure uniform seed sizes
  • Improve ability to handle event the finest of seeds

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

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