Seed Vitalization is performed without any chemicals involved and is therefore a revolution for growers of organic crops. The fact that bacteria and fungi are washed away from the seed coat surface during the process reduces the risk for seed-borne crop infections – and thereby also the need fungicides.
Since the Seed Vitalization process is stopped when the seed´s preparedness for germination reaches its peak level, germination will start shortly after sowing and bring vigorous, robust seedlings. This means strong weed competition and a profitable crop.
Thanks to the excellent storability of vitalized seeds, producers are free to perform the seed preparation during the least busy periods of the season. For the same reason, they can also target long-distance markets where the duration of transports disqualifies seeds prepared by traditional priming. Growers can stay flexible when deciding the date for sowing – thus avoiding sowing under sub-optimal conditions
Crop uniformity means that a large portion of the crop will reach full maturity within the same time-span. This facilitates crop management and contributes to a profitable production. Since the seeds maintain their germination capacity over an extended period of time, the grower can stay flexible when setting the date for sowing – and thus avoid sowing under sub-optimal conditions.
Rapid germination and early field emergence (ahead of the weeds) interact to create strong weed competition – another factor facilitating crop management and reducing the need for treatment by herbicides.
Seed Vitalization involves no chemicals and is therefore an attractive alternative for producers aiming at the expansive market for organic (ecological) products. Since bacteria and fungi are washed away from the seed coat during the Vitalization process, the risk for seed-borne crop infections can be reduced – as can the need for chemical plant protection products.
During the Seed Vitalization process, bacteria and fungi are mainly washed away from the seed coat. The risk for seed-borne crop infections and the need for fungicides will thus be reduced.
From the tests performed so far (including no less than 80 species and more than 200 varieties of seeds) we can draw the conclusion, that for most species Optigrow® seeds deliver a better result than the traditional seeds on the professional market. You will notice this difference – and enjoy it thoroughly – already upon your first season with Optigrow® seeds!
Evaluation of the result offered by Vitalized seeds is indeed encouraging. After testing no less than 80 species and circa 200 varieties we can now draw a well-founded conclusion: For most species, Optigrow® seeds will bring better and more uniform harvests – in addition to an excellent storability.
Our research and development facilities are well equipped, both in terms of technology and human knowledge. The scientists in our lab are devoted to seed technology and have spent years of successful research within this field. The team of post-doc researchers are instrumental in the development within innovative seed technology.
Optigrow® is the result of recent research and our brand is rapidly getting recognition among professionals all over the world. Please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on the options brought by Optigrow® seeds within your specific sector of production.