All Seedex varieties will once again be primed by a process called XBEET. The most vulnerable time in the life of a sugarbeet is from the time a grower plants his seed and row the beet fields. Even though Seedex sugarbeet seed is known fast emergence and supreme seeding vigor, XBEET helps amp up the process better than anything else. Most growers agree they like seed primed with XBEET.
XBEET is a priming process that uses a specifically calibrated combination of heat and moisture to remove or weaken germination inhibitors in the cork of the raw seed. It also starts the germination process that naturally occurs in the field until the seed reaches a certain physiological point. Then the process is stopped and the seed is boxed and ready to be delivered to growers.
Once the grower plants his Seedex XBEET seed, it absorbs moisture and starts the germination process just where it left off. Because the seed is allowed to naturally return to the germination process, it takes more quickly. This fast emergence leads to stronger stands and less risk of crop loss. The emergence speed of Seedex varieties enhanced with XBEET means Seedex will not be beat out of the ground. Period.
XBEET means speed. Emergence provides stronger stand establishment, and Seedex is already known for having some of the most vigorous varities around. Adding the acceleration of XBEET gives your seeds standing power. Staying put means staying alive.
All Seedex varieties, both conventional and Roundup Ready®, will be coated with XBEET this year. That means all this becomes standard:
- Accelerated Emergence
- Enhanced Vigor and Vitality
- Lower Stand Loss resulting in Higher Plant Populations
- Higher Recoverable Sugar
- Bigger Yields
- Better Bottom Lines