To produce a healthy, uniform crop, it is essential that young plants get a strong start. That’s why researchers and specialists at Bejo have developed the innovative B-Mox® seed enhancing process for carrot seed.
B-Mox® improved priming
Based on new technology, B-Mox® strengthens the power of the seed, bringing more energy to seedlings, stimulating their growth in the earliest stage and improving the vigour of the plant. Throughout the growing period, plants demonstrate an improved stress tolerance and better overall health as a result of a more fully developed root system. This provides the grower with reduced risks during the vulnerable early growth phase of the plant, more stress-resistant plants, and higher yields.
- provides stronger, more uniform germination
- strengthens the plant in the earliest stage
- stimulates better root development
- reduces risks for growers in the vulnerable early growth stage
- makes plants more resilient throughout the growth period
- SKAL-certified and permitted for use in organic agriculture.
- applied by default to all primed carrot seed
Research and field trials
Our international research trials have shown that our priming technology advanced by B-Mox® gives an improvement over standard priming, as seen in the development of the crop. Dr. Liesbeth van der Heijden, Senior Researcher at the Bejo Seed Technology Department, is enthusiastic of its potential: “B-Mox® technology has been specifically developed for modern cultivation methods which emphasize a strong plant is less sensitive to stress. We are proud to be able to offer B-Mox® improved priming to our customers already for onion, carrot and rooted parsley and we will continue our research because in the long term we also see potential in other crops”.
What customers say
Already in 2017, Bejo introduced B-Mox® technology for carrot. Since its introduction, many carrot growers have experienced the advantages of B-Mox®, with stronger and more uniform crops and higher pack-out, compared to non-primed seeds.
Niels Ege Nielsen, from Limfjords Danske Rodfrugter A/S and Limfjords Bio A/S in Denmark, says he only uses B-Mox® primed carrot seeds in his production.
Niels Ege Nielsen, Limfjords Danske Rodfrugter A/S and Limfjords Bio A/S:
“The reason for using B-Mox® primed carrot seeds is that it ensures a uniform and healthy crop. The effect of B-Mox® priming is not the same every year, it depends on the level of stress during germination: years with good conditions, effect is less, - but during years with challenging conditions the effect of B-Mox® is very clear: the germination is much better, more uniform and more seedlings survive to mature. B-Mox® ensures a good start of the crop – and a good start is very important to get a good result at harvest with a higher marketable yield. Uniformity is key. ”
B-Mox® ensures a good start of the crop – and a good start is very important to get a good result at harvest with a higher marketable yield. Uniformity is key.