All varieties shown were grown under favourable conditions. Identical results are not guaranteed nor implied for all growing conditions.
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Disclaimer on Genetically Modified Organisms
The seeds of varieties which are supplied to Buyer are varieties which do not qualify as varieties regulated under GMO-legislation and are not developed by using technologies of recombinant DNA or targeted genome optimization . The methods used in the development and identity preservation of these varieties are aimed at avoiding the presence of off-types, which includes avoiding the presence of material which includes recombinant DNA or material which may have been modified using targeted genome optimization.
Seed production has been carried out in accordance with production rules in the country where production took place, including stipulated isolation distances. Nunhems is committed to the proper stewardship of its products, supports and has affirmed its commitment to the Excellence Through Stewardship™ industry stewardship initiative to be found at the following website: www.excellencethroughstewardship.org. However, due to free circulation of pollen and because it cannot be excluded that material containing recombinant DNA or material which may have been modified using targeted genome optimization are cultivated by others in seed production areas, admixtures with such material cannot totally be prevented. Therefore, no guarantee can be given that the seed lots comprising this delivery are free from any traces of material containing recombinant DNA or material which may have been modified using targeted genome optimization.
Disclaimer on Variety Registrations
The Nunhems varieties listed and published on the website may not (yet) be free for sale in all countries because of local, national and international registration rules. The status of these registrations can vary day by day. Please consult our sales department for the latest updates.
Vegetable Seed Product Specifications
Vegetable growing has become a highly specialized and intensive activity. As a result of the ever increasing demand for better quality, vegetable growers and plant raisers require an improved quality of the basic material. The demand for specific seed forms and more information about seed quality has strongly increased to better influence emergence and required number of plants.
Seed is an natural product. The often varying environmental conditions thus influence final results. It is therefore often not possible to give detailed information about emergence and other physical seed characteristics. To meet the wishes of clients as much as possible we have made up quality standards for the various seed categories.
The germination percentages mentioned are our minimum required figures and made up according to ISTA methods and tolerances.
Modern horticulture requires seeds that germinate and emerge at nearly 100%. Emergence speed, emergence uniformity and seed health are vital. In order to guarantee this high seed quality, Nunhems performs its own Seed Technology research. The Nunhems Seed Technology department utilizes state-of-the-art laboratories, climate rooms and greenhouses and collaborates with various universities. The scientists work on many aspects related to seed quality, including seed health, seed production research, priming, pelleting, and insecticide coating. The Seed Technology research at Nunhems has resulted in the following seed qualities:
Precision seed – fungicide treated
Precision seed coated with fungicide are applied in a dust-free orange colored layer, offering the following advantages: dust free – ease of handling and sowing
Precision seed – insecticide and fungicide treated
Precision seed coated with insecticide and fungicide are applied in a dust-free layer. The advantages are equal to fungicide treated seed. The insecticide treated seed are red colored in order to distinguish them from the non-insecticide treated seed.
Primed/precision seed – fungicide treated
Primed/precision seed – insecticide and fungicide treated
Encrusted seed – fungicide treated
Prestinun pil (for Celeriac only)
Thanks to special priming and pelleting techniques:
Definition of the terms describing the reaction of plants to pests or pathogens for the vegetable seed industry
(as adopted by the International Seed Federation (June 2012)
ESA Code for Resistance Harmonization
The ESA code for resistance harmonization has been designed by ESA to improve transparency to vegetable growers.
More information on these codes can be found at http://www.euroseeds.org/vegetables.
Seed Health Requirements
In order to supply sufficiently healthy vegetable seeds and in order to meet the requirements of EU Council Directive 2002/55/EC, Nunhems uses various disease risk management strategies to prevent and control seed transmitted diseases. These may include and are not limited to seed health testing programs, protected seed production, field inspections, seed treatments and other effective seed disinfection methods. ISHI_VEG has developed the Manual of Seed Health Testing Methods, which includes state of the art seed health testing protocols. Nunhems follows the ISHI-VEG recommended minimum sizes of a representative sample for seed health testing. Information regarding the ISHI-VEG seed health test protocols and recommended minimum sample sizes can be found at: www.worldseed.org.
Advice for Safe Use of Treated Seed
The protection of our seeds is carried out according to an agreed industry quality standard. To protect your own safety and the environment, the following precautions should be observed: