Seed Health

Health

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

Clean seed, pure & simple.

Yield is a primary focus when developing seed technologies. However, without clean and healthy seed, potential yield increases may be compromised. Seed-borne diseases are a serious issue that costs both the seed industry and vegetable growers a significant amount of money each year. 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.

Approved for use in the United States, Mexico, and Canada

Key benefits:

  • Reduces pathogens to nearly undetectable levels post-treatment
  • Improves seed and seedling health, helping to optimize yield
  • Causes little to no impact on germination or shelf life
  • Protects future crop rotations by reducing the transfer of pathogenic organisms into the field

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.

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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 plant 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 with proven efficacy at removing these seed-borne pathogens without impacting the seed’s health.

Why take a chance with pathogen-ridden seeds? Start with clean, healthy seeds. With the added benefits of Rancona® and gopure, the combination provides beneficial crop protection from soil-borne pathogens like Fusarium, Pythium, and Rhizoctonia. A thriving, healthy spinach crop starts with gopure.

Third-party 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.

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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 many benefits to both the plant and the grower.

Key benefits

  • Larger seedlings with increased foliage
  • Enhances root development
  • Improves vigor for better stand in the field
  • Increases yield potential

“After monitoring a few trials with control vs goseed, I have noticed an obvious difference in Emergence, Weight, and Yield.” Arturo Munoz, Romaine Harvest Manager at Ocean Mist

Goseed desert lettuce trial

Germains conducted summer Heat Stress Trials and fall Value Justification trials for three consecutive years in Yuma, Arizona. The objective was to demonstrate the performance of Germains lettuce desert pellets versus our competitors.

Trial details

Number of lettuce varieties trialed: 6
Priming: Emergis
Pellets: Oxykote® & Propellet® Heavy + goseed
Compared with market standard desert primed and pelleted products

Heat stress trial results

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

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Value justification trial results

Emergence Counts at 4 DAP and 7 DAP

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Value justification trial results

Harvestable Yield

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Visible trial results: goseed improves uniformity and yield

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Pre-harvest control

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Pre-harvest goseed

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Post-harvest control

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Post-harvest goseed

Summary

Germains continue to deliver products that outperform competitors’ in early emergence and under high-temperature stress, leading to an increase in potential yield and benefiting the grower in the field. For improved emergence and to overcome thermodormancy, rely on Germains to “Maximize Nature’s Potential.”

Species availability:
Lettuce