Conventional Seed Technology

organic seed disinfection

Organic & Conventional Carrot Seed Disinfection Now Available!

Is your carrot crop suffering from seed-borne diseases such as Xanthomonas? Look no further. Germains Seed Technology now offers both a conventional and organic option for carrot seed disinfection. The impact of seed-borne diseases in vegetable crops has long been ignored. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi can be an unsuspected menace within your seed yet have […]

Factors that Affect Sucrose Accumulation

Factors That Affect Sucrose Accumulation (Part 1)

Sugarbeets are a unique crop which is unparalleled in its ability to produce and store sucrose. The sugarbeet root is a highly specialized plant organ for carbohydrate storage. Typical sucrose accumulation is generally between 16-20% with 20-23% being attainable. Research is continually being conducted to determine how to attain the highest amount of sucrose in […]

spinach seed treatments

Spinach Seed Treatments for Verticillium or Fusarium

Are you looking for spinach seed treatments for Verticillium or Fusarium?  Our Sales Account Managers here at our Germains Gilroy location are receiving reports of an increase of infection for these diseases in spinach production throughout California.  The incredibly warm mild winter may be playing a part in the rise of these fungal pathogens in […]

Seed Treatments for Broccoli and other Brassicas

Whether you are using conventional or organic cultivation methods, Germains offers a few different seed treatments for broccoli, cabbage, kale, and cauliflower. When applied, seed treatments for brassicas can not only help your crops overall performance but can protect your seedlings before emergence.  The following are a few seed treatment options for you to select […]

NipsIt Protects Lettuce Crops from Aphids and Leaf Miners

If your lettuce fields are being impacted by aphid infestations, we suggest that you consider adding NipsIt as a filmcoat treatment to your primed and pelleted lettuce seeds before planting. Shimat V. Joseph, IPM Advisor, Cooperative Extension Monterey County recently published a report stating that Lettuce aphids are one of many insects that are threatening […]

Three Seed Treatments for Carrots | Help Reduce Risks and Improve Crop Performance

Every season you plant a crop, there are risks. Weather, poor germination, insects, disease, and nutrient deficiencies are just a few of the risks that may run through your mind before you plant your next carrot crop. To reduce your risks and improve your crop performance why not start with your seed? The following are […]

Seed Treatments for Carrots

Germains Seed Technology offers a number of different seed treatments for carrots. Whether you are an organic or conventional grower, there are a number of seed treatment options you may combine based on your cultivation practices, field conditions, and disease pressures.  The following is a short summary of the seed technology options that are available […]