As a breeder, you would like to have a fast and equal rise of your crop with high quality products as a result. However, seeds do have dormancy which ensures that seeds only germinate under certain circumstances. To make sure one can harvest in time without any delay due to dormancy, priming has been developed. Priming interrupts the dormancy. As a result the seeds will germinate quicker and more uniform.
Priming is offered at both locations in The Netherlands and Italy, and takes place on our laboratory. During the priming treatment, water, minerals and fertilizers can be added which are absorbed by the seeds. After the treatment, seeds are dried and after completing the germination tests, the seeds will be returned to the customer. Both before and after a treatment, germination tests are carried out. In this way, we ensure the best treatment for your seeds.
Priming causes seeds to germinate faster and more uniformly. Also it is possible to take away the limitations of photo- and thermodormancy.
The goal of this treatment is to improve the germination of the seeds. After the EasyPrime treatment, seeds will germinate faster and uniformly. Also the number of abnormal seeds will be decreased. EasyPrime is offered for different types of crops, for example: tomato, pepper, eggplant, melon and leek.
EasyDormex aims to stop the dormancy of the seeds. Examples are lettuce and endive: these crops suffer from photo- and thermodormancy. EasyDormex is the priming method that reduces these limitations.
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