With the further development and product adaptation to the EU Directive VO (EC) 834/2007, SeedForward GmbH has succeeded in October 2019 to provide MAISGUARD® also for certified organic seeds. The green light by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), allows the use of MAISGUARD® Bio for yield stabilization now also for organic farms.
MAISGUARD® Bio is an innovative nutrient dressing with growth stimulants. It increases the germination rate, effectively supplies the young plant stock with the right nutrients and strengthens root growth as well as the resistance of the plant to weather influences and pests.
This promises farmers considerable savings in fertilization and labor costs as well as stable yields even under difficult growing conditions. The product contains no environmental toxins and is not harmful to bees.
With the organic certification of the MAISGUARD® nutrient dressing, SeedForward has taken a big step in the company’s development. “It is particularly important for us to be able to offer our products to both conventional and organic farms. We do not differentiate between cultivation methods, for us it is important to work towards sustainable agriculture” say the founders Jan Ritter and Jacob Bussmann.
The product is available through our distribution partner L. Stroetmann Saat, one of the leading German seed distributors. In addition to various conventional varieties that are already available on the German market from different suppliers with MAISGUARD®, Stroetmann now offers interested organic farms Eastwood (S 210) and LG 31.233 (S 230) varieties in organic quality that can be treated with MAISGUARD® BIO if desired.
Seed coatings have long been used for better growth, crop protection and reliable yields. Research and discussion of environmental and health hazards is increasingly leading to bans or approval restrictions on individual products and ingredients. Risk-free alternatives are urgently needed.
More information about the product can be found here.
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