Over the past decade, parsnip has seen a substantial increase in production value. Even the United States has seen an 11.17% increase in export per unit price. With the increase in demand, The USDA has set aside several standards of quality for parsnip: well-trimmed, fairly well-formed, smooth, and fairly clean.
Parsnip plants have few pests and disease issues, however they are prone to scabs, rust, canker and carrot rust flies, amongst other issues. If you are facing any of the below problems, it may be time to consider Seed Treatments.
Common Parsnip growing problems
- Seedlings fail to emerge
- Seeds rot or seedlings collapse with dark water-soaked stems
- Parsnips emerge in clumps or not at all.
- Yellowish or Brown spots on leaves or roots.
- Roots are discolored, spindly, chewed, tunneled, or hairy.
- Parsnip has poor flavor
Seed Treatments for Parsnip
To ensure that your parsnip seeds grow into profitable crops, Germains offers a variety of seed treatments for parsnip that singulate seeds at planting to reduce thinning, improve emergence and uniformity, and provide early crop protection that contributes to improved quality of yield.
Emergis® – Emergis® is a process that helps improve the speed of germination, provides a more uniform emergence, and promotes earlier and stronger plant establishment. Learn about the benefits of priming.
ProFlo® – Parsnip seeds are a flat round shape that make it difficult to run through planters. ProFlo® is a 3:1build encrustment that adds enough weight and build to help the seed run through the planter and improve singulation in the field. Germains offers Heavy encrustment coatings designed for vacuum seeders. Agro-chemicals filmcoating may be added to higher percentage builds.
Filmcoat– FarMore® is an advanced fungicide seed treatment technology that delivers protection for a variety of small-seeded vegetable crops against a broad spectrum of seed and seedling diseases. With the active ingredients mefenoxam (Apron XL® fungicide), fludioxonil (Maxim® 4FS seed treatment fungicide) and azoxystrobin (Dynasty® fungicide), FarMore F300 technology enhances seedling emergence, plant stand establishment, plant health, early-season vigor and yield potential.
For more information about our seed treatments for parsnips and pricing, please contact your local seed distributor or contact one of our sales representatives.