Seed priming involves taking seed through the early stages of the germination process by exposing the seed to various abiotic conditions. Priming brings all of the seeds to an equal point of germination, enabling fast and uniform emergence when planted.
Benefits of seed priming
- Faster speed of emergence
- Improved uniformity
- Earlier canopy development
- Wider temperature range for germination
- Increased final population
- Optimized harvesting performance
- More yield and enhanced product quality
Germains emergis® seed priming technique is suitable for a number of commercial vegetable crops such as lettuce, carrots, onions, parsley, parsnip, peppers, radish, spinach, and tomatoes.