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Welcome to the Home of bumper harvest, Seed Co develops and markets certified crop seeds, mainly hybrid maize seed, wheat, soya bean, Vegetables, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed.

 Most of our hybrid and non-hybrid cereal and oil crop seed varieties are proprietary, having been developed and bred at our research stations through market-oriented research and breeding programmes. We pride ourselves on having been the first Pan African seed house to breed hybrid maize variety in Africa and we now pride ourselves in the wide vegetables seed product basket which includes both hybrid and open pollinated seeds as listed on this website.

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Seedco varieties combine high yielding ability and good agronomic traits such as drought and disease tolerance, good "standablity", stablitiy across seasons and regions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Depends on target yield and soil fertility status. Clay soils are thirsty while sandy soils are hungry. The basic recommended levels are 200 kg basal D/C plus 200kgs urea per hectare Note that maize varieties respond positively to increased fertilizer and other crop management factors.

All our current maize varieties produce a single cob, so one kernel will produce one cob.

Insufficient fertilizer will give below potential grain yield.

Basal fertilizers do not move in the soil, while straight or top-dress fertilizer move in the soil. Most fertilizers are water soluble. Basal fertilizers are better applied to a soil depth where the crop roots will reach it. Basal fertiliser is applied at the time of planting and top dressing fertiliser after 4-6 weeks of germination.

Potential grain yields will depend on variety, environment and management factors. Early maturing varieties have a short grain filling period and have a lower yield potential. The progression is from early to late (hare, monkey, zebra, lion, elephant). The late varieties have a higher grain feeling period and tend to yield higher.

Left-over hybrid seed is what is referred to as re-cycled seed. This has detrimental effect on the next crop yield because some plants will have self-pollinated and will result in small plant progenies (offspring) in the next generation which will give small cobs and reduce the grain yield potential.

As much as there are weeds because weeds will compete with the crop for fertilizer, space, light and other factors required for good crop growth and optimum grain production.

It is ideal to plant one seed per planting station to reduce plant competition for nutrients, space and light.

It is detrimental because D compound is required by the plant during early growth stage for total plant establishment relative to urea which is required for the reproductive stage for grain filling support.