Actinovate® is a biological fungicide manufactured by Monsanto Bio Ag. that is composed of the Streptomyces lydicus WYEC strain of bacteria. Germains ProBio® Actinovate® can be used to protect against Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Phytophthora, Fusarium, Sclerotinia and other root decay fungi.
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Endive, Escarole, Jalapeno, Melon, Onion/Shallot, Pea, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radicchio, Radish, Red Beet, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Available for a wide range of species, ProBio® Emergis® is a certified organic process that helps improve speed of germination, provides a more uniform emergence, and promotes earlier and stronger plant establishment.
Carrot, Endive, Escarole, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Parsley, Radicchio, Spinach
When producing baby leaf crops, bacterial leaf spot (Pseudomonas syringae pv. Aptata) infestations can result in a complete crop loss. Harvesting clean, organic, pathogen-free seed is a challenge for seed producers and growers. Short of discarding the seed or accepting a decline in harvest quality, organic producers have had few viable options to recover their crop until now: ProBio® gopure®.
ProBio® gopure® Swiss chard, coriander, and red beet
ProBio® gopure® is Germains’ new organic process to remove seed borne pathogens such as Pseudomonas syringae pv.aptata from Swiss chard and beet seeds, and Pseudomonas syringae pv.coriandricola from coriander seeds.
ProBio® gopure® technologies offer many benefits, including:
- Significant reduction in Pseudomonas spp. on Swiss chard, beet and coriander seeds
- Certified organic seed disinfection process that removes seed-borne diseases
- May help reduce transfer of pathogenic organisms onto other crops and into the field
Discovery of ProBio® gopure®
The idea for ProBio® gopure® started with a single customer inquiry. The customer had 100,000 pounds of Swiss chard seed that was contaminated with a seed-borne bacterial disease. Rather than discard or sell the seed at a reduced cost, the customer decided to contact Germains Seed Technology for a solution. Germains’ Research and Development Team collaborated with the customer and worked in partnership to formulate an effective certified organic disinfection process known today as ProBio® gopure® .
* Please note that ProBio® gopure for Kale requires a seed count of 125,000 seeds per lb for processing.
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3rd-Party Lab Results Show Significant Reduction in Seed-Borne Pathogens
ProBio® gopure® – Solution for an Industry Challenge
Cilantro (Coriander), Kale, Red Beet, Swiss chard
Mycostop®, manufactured by Verdera OY, is a concentrated mixture of dried spores and mycelium ray fungus, Streptomyces griseoviridis Strain K61. Germains ProBio® Mycostop can be used to protect against soil pathogens such as Pythium, Fusarium and Phomopsis. ProBio® Mycostop has shown suppression of Botrytis grey mold and root rots such as Phytopthora and Rhizoctonia.
Mycostop® is registered by Verdera OY
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Leek, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Radish, Spinach, Tomatoes
preferred by lettuce organic growers in the southwest desert region, ProBio® oxykote® is a tan, heavy, seed pellet that splits once irrigated. Offering excellent plantability and uniform placement, oxykote seed pellets remain in place after irrigating the field.
Popular amongst leafy organic vegetable growers in California and other Pacific Northwest regions, ProBio® Propellet® Heavy is a versatile white, heavy, melting seed pellet that allows rapid oxygen uptake.
Endive, Escarole, Lettuce, Radicchio
ProBio® Propellet® Light otherwise know as PPL, is a high-quality lightweight certified organic seed pellet that is popular among organic lettuce growers located along California’s central coast and the Salinas Valley region. PPL is also available for onions and other leafy vegetable crops.
Beets, Endive, Escarole, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Radicchio, Red Beet, Tomatoes
ProBio® proflo® precise is a heavy, certified organic precision encrustment, designed to improve singulation and improve the seed’s flow through a vacuum seeder. Proflo precise is commonly used with Spider Vacuum Planters when planting baby leaf lettuce. Proflo precise is a seed encrustment designed to reduce wear on the planter’s sponges. When using a vacuum precision planter, proflo precise allows a grower to plant 2.5 M per acre vs 4M raw seeds per acre.
Certified Organic Seed Treatment for Spinach
ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a certified organic seed treatment for spinach that focuses on early plant protection even before the plant emerges. By providing pre-emergence protection, ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a certified organic seed treatment that establishes a barrier around the emerging plant and developing the root system helping to protect spinach plants during germination until the first true leaf stage.
The early stages of any living organism are vital to its future growth and development. Germains Seed Technology developed ProBio® SafeGuard™ as a part of our health technology category. ProBio®SafeGuard™ is protected under Patent No. 62/450,020
Key Benefits of Probio® SafeGuard™
- Organic protection against Pythium , which is commonly observed in the Damping Off Complex
- Plant protection 0-14 days after planting
- Larger seedlings with increased foliage
- Protect seedling and root development
- Better stand and increased yield potential
Situation for Growers
Organic spinach growers may experience significant crop loss due to Pythium spp. Damping off is a common problem for organic spinach growers. Soil born fungus such as Rhizoctinia, Pythium, Phytophthora, and Fusarium are all diseases that cause symptoms of “damping off”which is characterized by the rotting of plant stems below ground and in some cases in the plant stems above ground.
The only options for organic growers are to plant resistant spinach varieties and implement cultural controls. At this time there are no known spinach varieties with 100% resistance to Pythium. Pythium may cause major crop losses of 10% to 40% resulting in financial losses due to lost yield, disruptions in the supply chain, and may impact product quality.
Solution – Certified Organic Seed Treatment for Spinach
The key timeframe for Pythium damage to take place is 0 to 14 days after planting. Therefore, Germains R&D Team identified that there may be a viable seed treatment solution to protect plants upon emergence and within the first stages of growth. By providing pre-emergence protection, Germains has developed a new innovative certified organic seed technology to protect spinach from Pythium upon emergence; ProBio® SafeGuard™.
ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a multi-component ASCO certified organic seed treatment for spinach that establishes a barrier around the spinach plants emerging root system so that it may overcome root colonization by soil-borne fungi such as Pythium. ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a non-biological organic seed treatment that contains GST-1000, licensed exclusively to Germains Seed Technology has no impact on the seed quality and a minimum year shelf life.
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How to Order ProBio® SafeGuard™
ProBio® SafeGuard™ is exclusively distributed through Holaday Seed Company. Please contact Holaday Seed Company at (831)796-0504 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order or for more information.
Built up to a lesser degree than a round seed pellet, organic seed encrustments are another option for growers using precision seed encrustments help with uniform distribution of filmcoatings that may include biologicals such as T-22, Actinovate and or Mycostop.
Carrot, Celery, Endive, Escarole, Leek, Lettuce, Onion/Shallot, Radicchio
T-22 is a specific strain of Tricodermia formulation developed by Bioworks, Inc. T-22 is a concentrated mixture of dried spores of a specialized hybrid strain of Trichoderma harzarium Rifai Strain T-22. Germains ProBio® T-22 provides protection against plant root pathogens such as Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Clyindrocladium and Thielaviopsis.
Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Endive, Escarole, Jalapeno, Kale, Melon, Onion/Shallot, Parsley, Pea, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radicchio, Radish, Red Beet, Spinach, Squash, Swiss chard, Tomatoes, Watermelon