The early stages of any living organism are vital to future growth and development. Seed health technologies offer a range of benefits that ensure the maximum potential of a plant’s growth, including disease-free seeds with the opportunity of increased nutrient uptake.
Seed health technologies offer many benefits including:
Larger seedlings with longer, more developed roots
Following a successful collaboration with Arysta LifeScience, a leading niche developer and manufacturer of agrochemicals, Germains can now offer an exciting development for the Seed Industry in plant health, in the form of gopure®.
Gopure® powered by Rancona® Technology, is proven to have strong efficacy against the seed-borne fungal pathogenVerticllium dahliae, and other soil fungal and seed pathogens. All this, and the additional benefits that seed technologies bring like speedier field emergence and more vigorous uniform seedlings, with the ability to cope with early season stress.
Spinach treated with gopure® seed health technology.
Near to no pathogen found on gopure® treated seed
Activity against soil borne pathogens
Compatible with Germains’ other technologies and other seed treatments
Untreated spinach seed on left vs Seed treated with gopure®
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® also has the additional benefit of 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
Key: ◼ Raw | ◼gopure®
Shelf life (Germination)
Shelf life (Germination)
12 months after treatment
No Significant difference in the final germination between treatments (a=0.05).
Rancona® is a registered trademark of Arysta Lifescience.
Species availability: Spinach
The early stages of any living organism are vital to future growth and development. Germains have 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.
“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”
Larger seedlings with increased foliage
Enhanced root development
Improved vigour for better stand in the field
Increased yield potential
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 thermo dormancy, rely on Germains to “Maximize Nature’s Potential”.