Lettuce Seed Treatments for Desert Regions

Now is the time to start deciding on the type of lettuce seed treatments you will be planting and or distributing for the desert growing season.  For head lettuces, Germains offers two pellet options that are suitable for the desert growing conditions ProPellet® Heavy aka PPH® or OxyKote® for both conventional and organic cultivation practices. […]

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 […]

What are the Best Seed Treatments for Lettuce in Rainy Growing Conditions?

With all of the rain that has impacted California’s growing region, you may be wondering; what are the best seed treatments for lettuce in rainy growing conditions? With unpredictable weather patterns, the threat of planting followed by potential surges of rain or flooding, and the potential of disease outbreaks due to extremely wet conditions; there […]

Is There a Difference Between Lettuce Seed Coatings?

For seventy years, Germains Seed Technology has earned the reputation for being the industry leader for seed coatings such seed pellets and encrustments.  Lettuce growers, who seek to achieve a more uniform stand, reduce the number of seeds used and time spent thinning fields opt to utilize seed coatings. Seed coatings offer many benefits including: […]