|Quick, Uniform start:
||On average, the plants emerge
10 - 14 days earlier above soil with uniform size and vitality.
||Very important in deterring Rhizoctonia, all
plants are equally advanced and vigorous thereby providing
a natural resistance to early stage viral and bacterial infections.
||Risk of disease contamination due to seed
cutting is greatly reduced through quick and efficient wound healing
. The PREGERM* sprouting system minimizes and fortifies the healing
||In most markets, the highest premiums
are paid for early potatoes.
||Vigorous but slow developing varieties such
as Agria (G.B.) are able to reach full
yield potential due to the accelerated and robust early stage
growth advantage of PREGERM*.
||Green sprouting is considered standard procedure
for organic potato farming, allowing the new plants to
use their early emergence advantage to hamper weed growth
activity and reach full yield potential in advance of detrimental conditions
such as Phytophtora & Rhizoctonia.
|Minimize risk of bacterial disease:
||Seed potatoes are vulnerable to disease infection
during late spring preparation handling. Through
air circulation and light, the PREGERM* sprouting system gently encourages
sprout growth with minimum seed disturbance and stress. Early
season disease detection (June) promotes clean (bacteria free)
second-generation seed crop.
||Late maturing varieties may be harvested earlier having achieved full yield potential.
||Advantages of an early harvest include:
- less bruise (due to higher temperatures during harvest)
- less harvest damage (due to increased harvest window options)
- less soil damage (due to increased harvest window options)
||Harvesting activities may be initiated earlier
with green-sprouted portion of crop while remaining crop continues to bulk