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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