When producing baby leaf crops, bacterial leaf spot (Pseudomonas syringae pv. Aptata) infestations can result in a complete crop loss. Harvesting clean, organic, pathogen-free seed is a challenge for seed producers and growers. Short of discarding the seed or accepting a decline in harvest quality, organic producers have had few viable options to recover their crop until now: ProBio® gopure®.
ProBio® gopure® Swiss chard, coriander, and red beet
ProBio® gopure® is Germains’ new organic process to remove seed borne pathogens such as Pseudomonas syringae pv.aptata from Swiss chard and beet seeds, and Pseudomonas syringae pv.coriandricola from coriander seeds.
ProBio® gopure® technologies offer many benefits, including:
- Significant reduction in Pseudomonas spp. on Swiss chard, beet and coriander seeds
- Certified organic seed disinfection process that removes seed-borne diseases
- May help reduce transfer of pathogenic organisms onto other crops and into the field
Discovery of ProBio® gopure®
The idea for ProBio® gopure® started with a single customer inquiry. The customer had 100,000 pounds of Swiss chard seed that was contaminated with a seed-borne bacterial disease. Rather than discard or sell the seed at a reduced cost, the customer decided to contact Germains Seed Technology for a solution. Germains’ Research and Development Team collaborated with the customer and worked in partnership to formulate an effective certified organic disinfection process known today as ProBio® gopure® .
* Please note that ProBio® gopure for Kale requires a seed count of 125,000 seeds per lb for processing.
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3rd-Party Lab Results Show Significant Reduction in Seed-Borne Pathogens
ProBio® gopure® – Solution for an Industry Challenge
Cilantro (Coriander), Kale, Red Beet, Swiss chard