Prairie Carnation seeds contain several compounds relevant for crop protection. They are part of the natural plant defensin system. Peptides attack fungal and bacterial invaders of plant tissue. Saponins open cell walls as part of their surfactant nature. Ribosome Inactivating Proteins (RIBs)  like ricin from the ricinus bean are among the strongest microbial toxins of plants. In the presence of saponins the effect of RIBs can be enhanced by 100,000 fold, which has been proven by medical researchers in Germany. It would be very promising to develop Prairie Carnation seed contents as a vigor booster, seed treatment, or biological fungicide.