Crop Protection Seed Treatments
The following is a list of seed applied crop protection treatments that are available upon request. Some of the crop protection seed treatments listed may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status before ordering.
Crop Protection | Seed Treatment Manufactured by Valent U.S.A
Crop Protection | Seed Treatment Manufactured by BASF
Crop Protection | Seed Treatment Manufactured by The Dow Chemical Company
Organic Biological Crop Protection | Seed Treatment Manufactured by Bioworks
Organic Biological Crop Protection | Seed Treatment Manufactured by Natural Industries | Monsanto BioAg
Organic Biological Crop Protection | Seed Treatment Manufactured by Verdera
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Jalapeno, Leek, Lettuce, Melon, Onion/Shallot, Parsley, Parsnip, Pea, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radish, Squash, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Emergis® is a process that helps improve the speed of germination, provides a more uniform emergence, and promotes earlier and stronger plant establishment.
Arugula, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cucumber, Endive, Escarole, Jalapeno, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper, Radicchio, Radish, Spinach, Tomatoes
Filmcoat elite is a new upgraded conventional filmcoat scientifically formulated for carrots and jalapeno peppers. Filmcoat elite improves plant nutrient uptake and supports early plant development that aids in increasing root size, improved uniformity, and yield potential.
Filmcoat elite Carrot Overview
- Larger seedlings with longer, more developed roots: Optimize access to moisture and nutrients
- Vigorous leaf canopy growth: Outcompete weeds and maximize photosynthesis
- Uniform root growth: Beneficial for maximizing harvest of root crops
- Increased yield potential: Beneficial for growers
Field Trial Results
In collaboration with growers, plant breeders and seed dealers, Filmcoat elite on carrot has been trialed for three seasons in California and Mexico, providing consistent trial results.
Improvement of overall yield
Uniformity of root crops is particularly important to support effective harvesting. As illustrated left, the Filmcoat elite seed treatment resulted in improved carrot uniformity, compared to the control.
Yield increases of up to 20% have been noted for Filmcoat elite on carrot, ultimately offering more value to everyone.
Filmcoat elite Jalapeno Overview
A commercial breeder who produces jalapeno pepper varieties that are popular amongst growers in North America and Mexico inquired with Germains Seed Technology to see if a treatment could be developed to improve the vigor and foliage growth of jalapeno plants. The treatments also needed to be compatible with crop protection products such as thiram. Their objective was to increase the plant’s foliar mass of a popular jalapeno variety to help protect the fruit from sun damage. They theorized that the dense canopy would protect the fruit from sunscald and therefore improve the number of harvestable fruit and improve yield.
Sunscald may decrease harvestable yield, especially when harvesting the crop two or three times. To obtain more foliage and improve plant vigor for sun protection, the Filmcoat elite treatment was applied to jalapeno pepper seeds. Two independent commercial growers in Bakersfield, California, and Sinaloa, Mexico planted 100,000 seeds treated with Filmcoat elite thiram and 100,000 treated with thiram. The grower’s reported “that jalapeno seeds treated with Filmcoat elite and thiram produced more developed roots, stronger plant structure, and more foliar weight, and reduced the number of fruit damaged by sunscald.”
- Vigorous leaf canopy growth: Protect fruit from sunscald, optimizing plants for multiple harvests
- Larger seedlings with increased foliage: Improve plants ability to withstand the transplant process
- Enhanced root development: Strengthen plants for growth in harsh growing conditions
- Increased yield potential: Provide benefit for growers
Compared with seed treated with only a filmcoat with Thiram, grower trials demonstrate that jalapenos treated with Filmcoat elite and Thiram develop more roots, stronger plant structure, a more vigorous plant canopy to protect fruit from sunscald, and a continued onset of flowers after first harvest. Filmcoat elite is compatible with emergis® priming, thiram, and other crop protection seed treatments.
Compared to seed treated with only thiram, trial data suggests that the jalapenos treated with Filmcoat elite combined with thiram developed more roots, stronger plant structure, heavier plant weight and more setting fruit. Trial data also reports that the crops experienced a continued onset of flowers after the first harvest.
Need a Pellet With the Same Benefits?
Based upon our success of ProPellet® elite for celery, Germains has tailored the PPL elite as an upgraded pellet that adds the elite benefits that help support a plant growth for a healthy Jalapeno and carrot crops.
Carrot, Jalapeno, Tomatillo
Arugula, Basil, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Jalapeno, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Melon, Onion/Shallot, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Gopure is a conventional seed disinfection treatment that uses a combination of processes and/or crop protection products that inhibit the growth of seed-borne pathogens, such as Verticillium, Stemphylium, Cladosporium, Alternaria, and Xanthomonas. Customizable to meet your field challenge, stack gopure with conventional fungicides for added protection from soil-borne pathogens such as Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium.
- Almost no pathogens found on gopure® treated seed
- Improves seed and seedling health, helping to optimize yield
- Protect future crop rotations by reducing the transfer of pathogenic organisms into the field
- Disinfection causes little to no impact on germination or shelf life
Seed Disinfection Treatment for Carrots
Bacterial leaf blight, otherwise known as Xanthomonas campestris pv. carotae, is a concern to carrot seed producers and growers in many regions of the world. The bacterium can survive on or in a carrot seed, spreading via the seed’s movement through the supply chain into the field. Planting healthy, clean seed is an essential first step for effectively managing bacterial leaf blight.
Carrot Trial Data
Tested on five carrot varieties, independent lab results conclude gopure is an effective solution for removing Xanthomonas from carrot seed without impacting germination or shelf life.
Seed Disinfection Treatment plus Crop Protection for Spinach
Seed-borne fungal pathogens severely impact the fresh spinach market by causing foliar symptoms. Dense planting, poor air circulation and low plan fertility increase the severity of these diseases. Cladosporium, Stemphyllium and Anthracnose thrive under wet growing conditions. Germains has treated numerous cultivars from various breeder producers. Clean, healthy seeds are available for spinach growers. Gopure’s efficacy at removing these seed-borne pathogens without impacting seed health is a proven technology. Why take a chance with pathogen-ridden seeds? Start with clean, healthy seeds.
Gopure is a seed disinfection treatment that also has the additional benefit of Rancona® for protecting your crop from soil-borne pathogens like Fusarium, Pythium and Rhizoctonia. A good healthy spinach crop starts with gopure.
Verticillium dahliae spp. Trial Data Results Based on the Following:
- The rate of infection on the seed following gopure
- Effect of germination following gopure treatment
- Effect on shelf-life following gopure treatment
No Significant difference in the final germination between treatments (a=0.05).
Rancona® is a registered trademark of Arysta Lifescience.
The early stages of any living organism are vital to future growth and development. Germains has developed a technology that focuses on early plant nutrition, even before the plant emerges, ensuring its success in variable growing conditions. goseed® maximizes the potential nutrient uptake of the seedling, offering a number of benefits to both the plant and the grower.
- Larger seedlings with increased foliage
- Enhanced root development
- Improved vigour for better stand in the field
- Increased yield potential
“After monitoring a few trials with goseed® vs. Control, I have noticed an obvious difference in Emergence, Weight, and Yield.” Arturo Munoz, Romaine Harvest Manager at Ocean Mist
Desert Lettuce Trial
For three consecutive years, Germains has been conducting summer Heat Stress Trials and fall Value Justification trails in Yuma, Arizona. The objective is to demonstrate the performance of Germains lettuce desert pellets versus our competitors.
Number of lettuce varieties trialed: 6
Pellets: OxyKote® (10,500 – 13,000 pellets per pound) ProPellet® Heavy (16,000 – 19,000 pellets per pound) – Available in white or tan color
Compared with market standard desert primed and pelleted products
Germains continue to deliver products that outperform competitors’ in early emergence and under high temperature stress, leading to an increase in potential yield and providing benefit to the grower in the field. For improved emergence, and to overcome thermodormancy, rely on Germains to “Maximize Nature’s Potential”.
Visible Trial Results: goseed® improves uniformity and yield
Romaine Trials | California Growing Regions (Salinas Valley and Coachella Valley)
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Oxykote® is a tan, heavy, split type seed pellet offering excellent plantability and uniform placement.
Endive, Escarole, Lettuce, Radicchio, Tobacco
A versatile white, heavy, melting seed pellet that allows rapid oxygen uptake, also known as Propellet® heavy. Popular among leafy vegetable growers located in the Pacific Northwest and California growing regions.
Endive, Escarole, Lettuce, Radicchio
ppl® is a high-quality lightweight seed pellet, also known as Propellet® light, commonly used in coastal regions of California.
Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Endive, Escarole, Jalapeno, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Parsnip, Pepper, Radicchio, Red Beet, Tomatoes
ProFlo® is a heavy seed encrustment coating that increases the seed size and weight to help improve singulation when planted with a vacuum seeder. Proflo improves singulation during planting vs. planting raw seed while making the seed more visible in the soil. Unlike the traditional round pellet with a specific pellet size, encrustments maintain the seed’s natural shape while adding bulk and weight to the seed so that it flows through vacuum planters with fewer skips and doubles.
New ProFlo® Seed Encrustment for Onions
Germains R&D team recently reformulated the conventional Proflo treatment for onions. The new formula enhanced the encrustment’s integrity, reduced dust-off, and improved the accuracy of the final coated seed count per lb. to meet grower’s planter specifications.
- Improved integrity for easy planting and singulation
- Significant reduction in dust-off
- Elimination of buildup requirements for FarMore® applications
- Finished desired seed count accuracy ranging from 55K to 95K +/- 5K seed per lb
- Reduction in the number of doubles and skips
This product is designed to build to seed count accuracy (±5000) by customer’s preference, and it was launched only after passing all tests conducted in our laboratory and field trials for a couple of years. ProFlo® passed plantability and pellet integrity test using an air planter at variable disc speed and vacuum pressure. While performing the air planter test, data was generated for seed flowability on doubles, skips, broken seed and dust-off. The air planter handled the all seed treatments as per expectation without crumbling or damaging seed with minimal or no dust-off. Seed count targets were met successfully with each build runs to target seed counts. Dust-off was reduced by 80% over standard ProFlo®. Chemical loading (F300 and FI 500) tests remained within target range as per product’s rate of application recommendations. Field trials also met or exceeded expectation on seed emergence, total germination, and applicable transplant requirement.
Final Seed Count Accuracy Testing:
Extensive testing has been conducted to achieve accuracy for accommodating requests for final seed counts.
Endive, Escarole, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Parsnip, Radicchio
Proflo® precise is a heavy, precision encrustment designed to improve singulation and flow when used with a vacuum seeder. Proflo precise is commonly used for baby leaf lettuce when planted with a Spider Planter and reduces wear on the planter’s sponges. When using a precision planter, proflo precise allows a grower to plant 2.5 M per acre vs 4M raw seeds per acre.
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.
No species available.
ProPellet® elite seed pellet technology was specifically developed for celery. ProPellet elite enhances the seed’s performance in transplant production. ProPellet elite is a stacked seed technology that combines seed pelleting and health products that deliver stronger roots and vigor to improve the crop’s overall performance from transplant to harvest.
- Larger seedlings with increased foliage
- Enhanced root development for easier transplant production
- Improved vigor for better stand during transportation from greenhouse to the field
- Increased yield potential
ProPellet® elite is an Innovative Solution to a Grower’s problem
ProPellet® elite product development began with a single customer inquiry. A commercial celery grower was experiencing crop loss when transporting seedlings from the greenhouse to the field. The customer contacted Germains to see if a seed technology could be developed to improve celery seedling vigor and root mass for transplanting. Based on the grower’s circumstances, Germains’ Research and Development team customized an existing seed pellet by combining it with beneficial health products.
Carrot, Celery, Jalapeno, Tomatillo
Prosun™ is a seed coating for sunflowers that provides added weight and a smooth, slick finish that enables sunflower seed to flow smoothly through planters. Designed for precision air planters, Prosun seed coating helps growers achieve accurate field populations. Prosun pellets may be applied to raw or treated seeds. Seed distributors may provide crop protection chemicals for application as a filmcoat during the coating process.
Seed Coating for Sunflowers | Product benefits:
- Adds weight to seed for improved placement in the field
- Maximizes flowability through planters
- Uniform coating and seed sizing
- Precision application of agrochemicals
*Not recommended for air seeders or finger planters
Germination and Emergence Trial Result
No significant differences in germination or emergence observed. Data represents 4 trials combined: NDSU REC’s Carrington & Minot 2017, 2018. Four varieties/seed fields tested in each trial. Sizes within a seed lot originated from the same seed field. Seeds were counted equally between treatments and planted with a cone planter.
Skips and Multiples Trial Results
Number per 100 feet of Row. Data represents 3 trials combined. NDSU REC’s Carrington 2017, 2018, Minot 2018. Two varieties tested in each trial. Sizes within a variety from same seed field.
Sunflower Yield Improvement
No differences in oil content, moisture or test weight observed. Data represent two varieties tested at each of the three trials. 2017-2018 NDSU Research Extension Center (REC), Carrington, ND, 2018 NDSU REC, Minot ND. All sizes from the same seed field. Revenue calculated using an average NuSun selling price of $16.67, Enderlin, ND (Source: NSA Daily Market News).
Added Crop Protection | Pretreated Seed Application
Prosun is a seed coating for sunflowers that may be applied to raw or treated seeds. Seed distributors may provide crop protection chemicals for application as a filmcoat during the coating process. Please speak with your seed distributor about crop protection products they may have available.
Used in either a greenhouse or in the field, seed encrustments are a minimal buildup of pelleting materials that help increase the seed’s weight and size. Seed encrustments also help improve singulation during automated planting and may include agrochemicals upon request. Seed encrustments reduce dropping doubles when planting, which improves spacing between plants, often reducing the need to thin the crop after planting when planting to stand.