Certified Organic Seed Treatment for Spinach

ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a certified organic seed treatment for spinach that focuses on early plant protection even before the plant emerges. By providing pre-emergence protection, ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a certified organic seed treatment that establishes a barrier around the emerging plant and developing the root system helping to protect spinach plants during germination until the first true leaf stage.

The early stages of any living organism are vital to its future growth and development. Germains Seed Technology developed ProBio® SafeGuard™ as a part of our health technology category. ProBio®SafeGuard™ is protected under Patent No.  62/450,020

Key Benefits of Probio® SafeGuard™

  • Organic protection against Pythium , which is commonly observed in the Damping Off Complex
  • Plant protection 0-14 days after planting
  • Larger seedlings with increased foliage
  • Protect seedling and root development
  • Better stand and increased yield potential

Situation for Growers

certified organic seed treatment for spinach

Field Population Impacted by Damping Off Complex

Organic spinach growers may experience significant crop loss due to Pythium spp. Damping off is a common problem for organic spinach growers. Soil born fungus such as Rhizoctinia, Pythium, Phytophthora, and Fusarium are all diseases that cause symptoms of “damping off”which is characterized by the rotting of plant stems below ground and in some cases in the plant stems above ground.

The only options for organic growers are to plant resistant spinach varieties and implement cultural controls. At this time there are no known spinach varieties with 100% resistance to Pythium. Pythium may cause major crop losses of 10% to 40% resulting in financial losses due to lost yield, disruptions in the supply chain, and may impact product quality.


Solution – Certified Organic Seed Treatment for Spinach

The key timeframe for Pythium damage to take place is 0 to 14 days after planting. Therefore, Germains R&D Team identified that there may be a viable seed treatment solution to protect plants upon emergence and within the first stages of growth. By providing pre-emergence protection, Germains has developed a new innovative certified organic seed technology to protect spinach from Pythium upon emergence; ProBio® SafeGuard™.


ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a multi-component ASCO certified organic seed treatment for spinach that establishes a barrier around the spinach plants emerging root system so that it may overcome root colonization by soil-borne fungi such as Pythium. ProBio® SafeGuard™ is a non-biological organic seed treatment that contains GST-1000, licensed exclusively to Germains Seed Technology has no impact on the seed quality and a minimum year shelf life.

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Certified organic seed treatment for spinach


How to Order ProBio® SafeGuard™

ProBio® SafeGuard™ is exclusively distributed through Holaday Seed Company. Please contact Holaday Seed Company at (831)796-0504 or via email info@holadayseed.com to place an order or for more information.


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