PATENTED & FUTURE PROOF
SEED TREATMENT
FOR LEGUMES

Make the most of the first phase of the vegetation period.

FUTURE PROOF WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS

LEGUGUARD:
RELIABLE FROM THE START.

Make the most of the first phase of the vegetation period: LEGUGUARD is an intelligent combination of over 20 natural active ingredients and nutrients specially adapted to faba bean and pea and ensures synergetic effects based on the patented seedFX® technology. This creates optimal conditions for stable yields.

25 field trials since 2020, 7 of them conducted by GEP-certified trial facilities, confirm the performance of LEGUGUARD:

  • RELIABLE GERMINATION
    Make the most out of the vegetation period with increased vigour (+ 6%) and reliable germination!

  • PROMOTION OF NODULATION
    Higher N-fixation performance due to targeted promotion of nodule formation!

  • YIELD STABILITY
    Increased root mass (+ 20%) and surface area ensure more efficient development and use of resources (immobile nutrients, micronutrients, water) - the best prerequisites for assured yield stability (+ 5% additional yield)!

LEGUGUARD does not contain living rhizobia and is applicable as a seed treatment for faba beans and peas. LEGUGUARD is ready to use and can be stored for at least 12 months, whether on the seed or in the canister.

LEGUGUARD and LEGUGUARD Bio are compliant with current EU directives.
LEGUGUARD Bio is listed for organic farming in Germany.

COMPLEX FORMULATION
with crop-specific additives

APPLICATION RATES AND HANDLING

LEGUGUARD

Application rates for professional seed processing
Faba bean: 2.5 ml/kg seeds· 3 g/kg seeds (undiluted)
Grain pea: 3 ml/kg seeds· 3.6 g/kg seeds (undiluted)

Application rates for alternative seed treatment processes
Faba bean: 3 ml/kg seeds· 3.5 g/kg seeds (diluted, +20 % water)
Grain pea: 3.6 ml/kg seeds· 4.2 g/kg seeds (diluted, +20 % water)

Instructions for handling
The application rate of LEGUGUARD must be adjusted depending on the seed processing technique used and the mixture with other pickling agents.

Stir with a suitable agitator for at least 30 minutes before use and also ensure homogenization during use. The same applies before transfer to a premixing tank. For the recommendation of a suitable agitator, please contact the manufacturer.

If LEGUGUARD will be applied with other components such as fungicides, it is advisable to apply in two steps, the additional component first and then LEGUGUARD after a short pickling period. Thus, it is possible to overpickle already pretreated seed without any problems. In this case, aspiration must be used and loose components must be removed by suitable technology before the pickling process. If you are interested in a combined application with common seed dressings, please contact the manufacturer.

It is essential that LEGUGUARD is evenly applied on the seed. Batch seed dressers with perfect function are best suited for this purpose. Seed treatment with LEGUGUARD should only take place in clean equipment that is not contaminated with other seed dressing residues. Please also check the proper application from time to time during the running process.

When changing from or to LEGUGUARD, the dosing equipment must be sufficiently rinsed with water. If solvent-based seed dressings are used, isopropanol should also be used for rinsing before and after the use of such products. Residues from seed treatments must be disposed of properly. To prevent frost damage, LEGUGUARD must be completely removed from the metering unit and replaced with a suitable antifreeze agent if necessary. Opened product must be tightly sealed and the original labels retained to avoid confusion of seed treatments and/or dressings and contamination. After prolonged storage, the product must be intensively stirred and/or pumped over. Please observe the storage and shelf life instructions.

LEGUGUARD Bio

Application rates for professional seed processing
Faba bean: 2.5 ml/kg seeds· 3 g/kg seeds (undiluted)
Grain pea: 3 ml/kg seeds· 3.5 g/kg seeds (undiluted)

Application rates for alternative seed treatment processes
Faba bean: 3 ml/kg seeds· 3.5 g/kg seeds (diluted, +20 % water)
Grain pea: 3.6 ml/kg seeds· 4.1 g/kg seeds (diluted, +20 % water)

Instructions for handling
The application rate of LEGUGUARD Bio must be adjusted depending on the seed processing technique used and the mixture with other pickling agents.

Stir with a suitable agitator for at least 30 minutes before use and also ensure homogenization during use. The same applies before transfer to a premixing tank. For the recommendation of a suitable agitator, please contact the manufacturer.

It is essential that LEGUGUARD Bio is evenly applied on the seed. Batch seed dressers with perfect function are best suited for this purpose. Seed treatment with LEGUGUARD Bio should only take place in clean equipment that is not contaminated with other seed dressing residues. Please also check the proper application from time to time during the running process.

When changing from or to LEGUGUARD Bio, the dosing equipment must be sufficiently rinsed with water. If solvent-based seed dressings are used, isopropanol should also be used for rinsing before and after the use of such products. Residues from seed treatments must be disposed of properly.

To prevent frost damage, LEGUGUARD Bio must be completely removed from the metering unit and replaced with a suitable antifreeze agent if necessary. Opened product must be tightly sealed and the original labels retained to avoid confusion of seed treatments and/or dressings and contamination. After prolonged storage, the product must be intensively stirred and/or pumped over. Please observe the storage and shelf life instructions.

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RESULTS WITH LEGUGUARD

The data are based on 25 field trials since 2020, 7 were conducted by independent GEP-certified trial facilities.

All values averaged based on own and independent trials, compared to check without GUARD product, depending on seed, soil and environmental factors. As of 04/2023

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seedFX® TECHNOLOGY

Patented formulation with crop-specific additives.

The patented seedFX® technology represents the core of our GUARD product line. The complex formulation of our seed treatments is composed of over 20 natural active ingredients and nutrients, supplemented by crop-specific additives.

The individual interaction of the interlinked active ingredients and nutrients, using the resulting synergetic effects of the seedFX® technology, extends throughout the entire growing season. Already at swelling and germination, the basis for the successive effects is laid, reflected in the young plants' development and the yield formation up to the harvest.

Through intensive research and development activities, the concentration of the basic formulation is adapted to specific crops and supplemented with additional additives. This means that every GUARD product based on the seedFX® technology is individually tailored to the needs of the target crop

Amino acids (Am): Increase stress tolerance, improved metabolic processes and photosynthesis, stimulation of the soil microbiome | Organic acids (Or): Improvement of germination capacity, hormone regulation, nutrient mobilisation | Secondary plant compounds (Sp): Reduction of oxidative stress, hormone-like effect, improved cell division | Humic substances (Hu): Hormone-like effect, improved root development, increased nutrient uptake | Hygroscopic substances and surfactants (Hy): Faster and more uniform seed swelling | Micronutrients (Mi): Building blocks of important enzymes, control of enzyme activity, improvement of immune response | Macronutrients (M): Kick-start package for the early stages of development

Our formulation expertise and rigorous laboratory and field testing ensure compliance with all technical specifications from seed preparation to sowing (e.g. Heubach values, sowability and flowability).

CROP SPECIFIC MODE OF ACTION OF LEGUGUARD

Germination and field emergence: Every day counts!

Natural secondary plant compounds such as saponins, in combination with the micronutrients manganese and zinc, have an extremely positive influence on the germination process, even in very small doses, and accelerate it. This enables young legume plants to make better use of the short days at the beginning of the vegetation period for photosynthesis.

Intensive root symbiosis – the success factor for good yields

The key to high protein yields is the symbiosis between the legume root and the rhizobia in the soil. Amino acids contained in LEGUGUARD have a signalling effect and attract the rhizobia present in the soil. The plant forms nodules sooner and in greater numbers. In addition, LEGUGUARD provides the micronutrients essential for the nitrogen fixation process, such as iron and molybdenum, in a form that is quickly available to the plant. LEGUGUARD thus increases the nitrogen fixation capacity of the legumes - optimal conditions for good yields.

Detailed information regarding the seedFX® technology

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