Seed Health



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:

  • Removes a range of seed-borne pathogens
  • Creates clean, healthy seed
  • Increase nutrient uptake
  • Improves crop vigor
  • Increase root mass

Product List

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.

Key benefits:

  • 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

Carrot overview

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.

gopure carrot

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

Key: Raw | gopure®

Verticillium spp.

(independent Lab)

Stemphylium botryosum

Infection Rate

Alternaria spp.

Infection Rate


(independent Lab)

Shelf life (Germination)

After treatment

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:
Carrot, Spinach

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.

Key benefits

  • Larger seedlings with increased foliage
  • Enhanced root development
  • Improved vigour for better stand in the field
  • Increased yield potential
Value Justification Trial 2014 control vs goseed® post harvest

“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.

Trial details

Number of lettuce varieties trialed: 6

Priming: Emergis

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”.

Heat stress trial results

Emergence 4 DAP – Soil Temperatures 25-35oC (77-95oF)


Value justification trial results

Emergence Counts at 4 DAP and 7 DAP


Value justification trial results

Harvestable Yield


Visible trial eesults: goseed improves uniformity and yield


Pre harvest control


Pre harvest goseed


Post harvest control


Post harvest goseed


Romaine trials | California growing regions (Salinas Valley and Coachella Valley)

Yuma, Arizona

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