Xbeet® enrich

More yield in your field

The company’s Xbeet® seed technology has raised the bar in terms of evolving the science of crop emergence, early plant development and health. Our latest products, Xbeet® enrich100 and the new second-generation Xbeet® enrich200, are no exception.

Tackling the important challenges in the UK sugar beet crop

Over the years, Germains has developed unique processes to manage yield fluctuations caused by pests and diseases, helping growers achieve consistent returns from their sugar beet crops. The first eight weeks after drilling are absolutely crucial in establishing a healthy and uniform crop. Using Germains seed technology, the Xbeet® enrich series provides growers across the country with primed and pelleted sugar beet seeds, helping to overcome the natural challenges faced in the field.


In combination with our Soil temperature Guide – which helps you gauge when conditions in your local area are ideal for drilling sugar beet seeds, the Xbeet® enrich series gives your crop the boost it needs to produce more yield in your field.

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Xbeet Enrich 100

Stimulating the plant’s natural defences

Xbeet® enrich100 is a combination of innovative pellet and an elicitor treatment that promotes stronger plants and boosts their natural defence mechanisms. The pesticide-free formula promotes healthy soil and improves plant vitality, ultimately leading to more yield from your crop.

Xbeet Enrich 100 Visual Graphic

What is an elicitor?

An elicitor is a compound that enhances the plant’s natural defence. The elicitor found in the Xbeet® enrich series sets off chain reactions that trigger enhanced responses to biotic and abiotic stressors, including pathogenic fungi, bacteria and adverse weather conditions.

Key Benefits

Promotes plant emergence

Promotes plant emergence

More even canopy cover

More even canopy cover

Helps deliver consistent, higher-yielding crops

Helps deliver consistent, higher-yielding crops

Trialled and tested for UK climate

Trialled and tested for UK climate

Independently verified results

Independently verified results

Xbeet® enrich100 trial results

Small plot trials

Xbeet® enrich100 demonstrated an average increased in yield of 1.5% over the control sample (graph 1). Germains performed small plot trials over four years, with six replications of the treatment across six trial sites.

Trial design:
Small randomised blocks

Xbeet® enrich100 achieved an average yield increase of 1.5% in comparison to Xbeet® plus, across 5 years of trials

Strip trials

The strip trials studied the performance of Xbeet® enrich100 in large replicated strips across the field. This helped measure results in variable field conditions. The trials achieved a 4.4% increase in yield (graph 2) under conditions that were as close to normal farming practices as possible.

Trial design:
Pellets are planted with a commercial drill, fields are managed using standard agronomic practice and roots are harvested with a commercial six-row harvester.

Xbeet® enrich100 Strip Trial % Improvement in Adj Yield(t/ha), in comparison to Xbeet Plus®

Want to discover more about Xbeet® enrich100?

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Xbeet Enrich 200

Accelerating growth from seed to maturity

We are proud to offer our new and improved product in the Xbeet® enrich series. Using cutting-edge seed technology, Xbeet® enrich200 promotes early plant growth and crop development. Independent verified testing* shows that Xbeet® enrich200outperforms its market-leading predecessor Xbeet® enrich100.

Xbeet Enrich 200 Visual Graphic

What is Xbeet® enrich200?

Xbeet® enrich200 helps young plants reach the critical 12-leaf stage as quickly as possible. This ensures sugar beets have the natural defences needed to cope with later stressors, such as suboptimal environments and unpredictable weather conditions.

How is it different from Xbeet® enrich100?

Xbeet® enrich200 includes all the effective ingredients of Xbeet® enrich100, with the added benefit of an innovative plant-derived biostimulant. In combination with the elicitor, this boosts early plant growth, helping crops deal with pressures of pest, diseases and competitive weed situations.

What is biostimulant?

Biostimulants are defined as “materials, other than fertilisers, that promote plant growth when applied in small quantities”. Using a biostimulant has been proven to boost early growth, helping plants during the most vulnerable stage of development.

Key Benefits

Uses biostimulants for improved early crop growth

Uses biostimulants for improved early crop growth

Increases the promotion of plant emergence

Increases the promotion of plant emergence

Further enhances evenness of canopy cover

Further enhances uniformity of canopy cover

Helps deliver more consistent, higher-yielding crops

Helps deliver more consistent, higher-yielding crops

Trialled and tested for UK climate

Trialled and tested for UK climate

Independently verified results<

Independently verified results

Xbeet® enrich200 trial results

Plant weight (controlled environment test)

Xbeet® enrich200 has shown an increase in plant weight, demonstrating the impact of biostimulant in boosting early plant growth (graph 3). This has direct influence on the final sugar yields and profits.

Plant weight

Small plot trials

Small plot trials have shown an average yield benefit of 1.4% over Xbeet® enrich100 during 3 years of trials.

This yield increase results in an additional yield of 1.1 tonnes per hectare.

Small plot trials have shown an significant yield benefit of 1.4% from
Xbeet® enrich200 vs Xbeet® enrich100 during 3 years of trials.

Strip trials

Strip trial data from 2018 highlighted an average of 2.5% increase in yield (graph 4) across three trial sites.

This yield increase resulted in 1.9 additional tonnes per hectare.

Commercial scale strip trials in 2018 & 2019 have given an average of 2.5% increase in yield across three trial sites in the UK.

Xbeet® enrich200 yield benefit over Xbeet® enrich100.

More yield in your field

Want to discover more about Xbeet® enrich200?

Email us at UKSugarBeet@germains.com and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Yield results

For decades Germains’ scientists have been conducting field trials across the UK to measure how our Xbeet® products perform in various soils and conditions. Independent trials have been carried out in collaboration with Armstrong Fisher, BBRO and verified by NIAB.

Want to discover more about Xbeet® enrich?

Email us at UKSugarBeet@germains.com and follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.