As we move into the fall and winter seasons, growers and seed producers are actively preparing for seasonal vegetable production in Mexico. Mexico’s Government agency SAGARPA requires that seed export complies with phytosanitary requirements that may pose some challenges for export from the United States. Committed to delivering industry-leading innovative seed technologies that support both conventional and organic growers in Mexico, Germains Seed Technology offers a variety of products that meet phytosanitary requirements and crop protection.
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Seed-borne diseases are a serious issue that cost growers and seed producers a significant amount of revenue each year. Approved by the Mexican Government regulatory agency SAGARPA Germains is pleased to offer the following seed technology solutions for export to Mexico.
Conventional Seed Technology
gopure® powered by Rancona technology is a unique and innovative development in plant health for the seed industry that specifically targets Verticillium Wilt for spinach. Benefits of gopure® include:
- removal of pathogens from spinach seed
- activity against soil borne pathogens such as Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, and Pythium
- compatible with other Germains technologies and seed treatments
Organic Seed Technologies
Germains continues to support growers in North America and Mexico by offering a range of ProBio® organic treatments and processes certified organic by the Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO). Germains’ ProBio® organic products offers a range of benefits that include biological control treatments that provide crop protection from soil borne root rot/fungi.
ProBio® T-22 Bioworks® is Germains original organic biological seed treatment for export to Mexico. T-22 is a specific strain of Tricoderma formulation, developed by Bioworks, Inc. A concentrated mixture of dried spores of a specialized hybrid strain of Trichoderma harzarium Rifai Strain T-22, Germains ProBio® T-22, provides protection against plant root pathogens such as, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Fusarium,Cylindrocladium and Thielaviopsis.
ProBio® Actinovate® is an organic biological seed treatment energized by Actinovate®. Actinovate® is a biological fungicide manufactured by Natural Industries, Inc., that is composed of the Steptomyces lydicus WYEC 108 strain of bacteria. Germains ProBio® Actinovate can be used to protect against Pythium, Rhizoctonia, Phytothora,Fusarium, Sclerotinia and other root-decay fungi.
ProBio® Mycostop® is an organic biological seed treatment energized by Mycostop®. Mycostop® manufactured by Verdera OY, is a concentrated mixture of dried spores and mycelium ray fungus, Streptomyces griseoviridisStrain K61. Germains ProBio® Mycostop® can be used to protect against soil pathogens such as,Pythium, Fusarium and Phomopsis. Mycostop® has shown suppression of Botrytis grey mold and root rots ofPhytopthora and Rhizoctonia.
For more information about exporting seeds to Mexico this fall season and a list of species approved for products outlined above, please contact Account Manager, Bobby Garcia via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-848-8120 or feel free to download our product brochures in both Spanish and English.