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