De Bolster, an organic seed breeding company, has purchased Seed-X's GeNeeTM technology. De Bolster aims to harness the power of GeNeeTM Technology to improve the usable plant rate of its tomato, pepper, and cucumber seeds.
GeNeeTM technology is a seed scanning solution that uses computer vision and artificial intelligence rather than mechanical sifting processes. By disrupting conventional seed processing, it sets a new standard in seed lot quality. Its seed-by-seed classification, based on image analysis, predicts germination and other unaddressed quality attributes. It promotes seed waste reduction and increases usable seed quantities.
As a result, seed suppliers can restore the market value of otherwise unsellable batches. With traditional separation procedures, an average of 10%-15% of seed lots fail to meet the target quality. That figure can drop to only just 5% with GeNeeTM Sorter.
De Bolster has bought the GeNee technology ready-embedded in a sorting machine built by German-based company Petkus Technologie GmbH in partnership with Seed-X. De Bolster will use the Petkus OS-P machine to map the size, color, and other attributes of germinated seeds, allowing it to improve the performance of its current seed processing line and strengthen its production capabilities,
It will provide customers with organic, highly-germinating, and vigorous seeds produced in a sustainable, more cost-efficient manner.
Sarel Ashkenazi, CEO and Founder of Seed-X Technologies, said: "I believe our breakthrough technology is a perfect fit with De Bolster's commitment to sustainability and supporting organic farming. De Bolster already provides growers with high-quality seeds of the best varieties.
By purchasing our GeNeeTM technology, they will be able to upgrade their seed lots, streamline production, and execute more efficient seed production planning. They will also save on storage and operational expenses."
Frank Vosselman, owner of the family firm De Bolster, said: "After a period of testing, we are really excited to start working with Seed-x. Especially for our high tech organic greenhouse customers, we see that quality is key. With Seed-x, we are able to bring usable plants to a higher level."