To produce a healthy, uniform crop, it is essential that young plants get a strong start. That’s why we developed the innovative B-Mox® seed enhancing formula. Based on new technology, B-Mox® strengthens the power of the seed, bringing more energy to seedlings and stimulating their growth in the earliest stage.
Our international research trials have shown that our priming technology advanced by B-Mox® gives an average of 5 percent improvement over standard priming, as seen in the development of the crop. Many growers have experienced the advantages of B-Mox®, with stronger and more uniform crops and higher pack-out.
They have often seen up to 15 percent higher pack-out compared to non-primed seeds. Customers report a positive effect on the storability of carrots as well.
B-Mox® is available for carrot and rooted parsley, and is always offered in combination with priming technology.
B-Mox® for other crops
While we run trials in different climates we also continue our research into different crops. B-Mox® for onion and onion sets has been showing very promising results so far.
There has been a B-Mox® formula available for our organic assortment since 2017.
Our improved priming technology, combined with additives in the coating, gives us the synergy that we have named B-Mox®.
The seedlings from the B-Mox® primed seed show better-developed root systems and improved plant vigour. As a result, the plants demonstrate greater stress tolerance and better overall health during the entire growth period.
Innovation in seed technology
Seed technology research is an important part of Bejo’s activities. Researchers from our Seed Pathology Department ensure that growers can start with healthy seed. Our specialists from the Physiology Department safeguard and improve the intrinsic qualities of Bejo seed. The B-Mox® priming recipe is one of the innovative results of Bejo’s seed technology research programs, and is part of our constant work in delivering the best quality to the grower.
Field trial results
In developing B-Mox® we trialled this specially treated seed throughout Europe to confirm its benefits. We began the trials in northern countries but over time found that the benefits of B-Mox® held true for warmer climates as well. Looking with the growers and researchers at the results from B-Mox® primed seed, we see a more uniform, smoother and better storable product. These things are difficult to capture in figures, but we have also registered better emergence and higher marketable weight, which are reflected in the infographic.
The graph compares B-Mox® advanced priming to standard priming. From 2014, following our extensive research trials, we began testing on a larger scale in different countries, focusing on commercial trials. Different carrot varieties have been trialled, most frequently Nerac, Nairobi and Norway. To make a clear comparison we set the standard priming to 100. We can conclude that B-Mox® priming performs better over time, with improved results almost every year.