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Ensure a rich harvest: plant the Link Seed winning cultivars

Seen at the Link Seed exhibit during the popular Val Farmer’s Day are (from left to right): Theunie Theron, sales representative for Bethal, Ermelo and Piet Retief; Francois de Villiers, sales representative for Delmas, Balfour and Bronkhorstspruit, and Lambert Blom, area manager for the Eastern Highveld.

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The best possible product and service for the farmer in an honest, trustworthy business environment. That is what Link Seed, an affiliate of Limagrain, offers in their endeavour to become the leader in the seed industry.

The immense interest among the farmers who visited the Link Seed exhibit at this year’s Val Farmer’s Day again proved that Link Seed is a major, influential player in the seed industry.

“We get excellent exposure at the Val Farmer’s Day,” says Lambert Blom, area manager for Link Seed in the Eastern Highveld. “Ever so many farmers come and discuss our cultivars with us, making it worth our while to be here.”

Link Seed not only supplies the correct seed, but also believe that correct farming principles have to be adhered to for the best results. One of the important factors with mealies is the correct planting depth. Lambert emphasises that maize seed placed deeper in the soil, germinate stronger than seed planted too shallow, the reasons being:

  • The seed has better soil contact, improving its moisture uptake; and
  • Soil temperatures are more constant at the greater depth.

However, farmers who want to plant very early, have to keep in mind that soil temperatures at deeper levels may be too cold for optimal germination. The ideal temperature for germination of mealies is 18 degrees Celsius and higher.

Link Seed has further exciting news – the firm will soon also be active in the wheat market. “We are presently engaged in wheat trials for irrigation farmers,” says Lambert.

Theunie Theron; sales representative for Bethal, Ermelo and Piet Retief, and Francois de Villiers, sales representative for Delmas, Balfour and Bronkhorstspruit, at the Val Farmer’s Day.

The Link Seed variety of outstanding mealie cultivars are:

Yellow Maize

LG 31.746

“This cultivar is doing very well in the trials,” says Francois de Villiers, the Link Seed sales representative for Delmas, Balfour and Bronkhorstspruit.

  • It is a medium growing-season hybrid;
  • Gives excellent yields in its growing class;
  • Good tolerance against leaf diseases;
  • Good drought tolerance, and
  • Very good standing characteristics.

LG 31.642 R*

“This is our winning cultivar in this year’s trials,” says Francois.

  • Short growing-season hybrid;
  • Excellent yield – short growing season under irrigation and under dryland conditions;
  • Very good standing characteristics;
  • Quick-drying;
  • Good adaptability; and
  • Average tolerance against mildew and northern leaf mould.

White maize

LG 31.745 R*

  • Medium to short grower;
  • Excellent standing characteristics;
  • Quick-drying;
  • Good adaptability; and
  • Excellent tolerance against mildew.

Soybeans

“At present competition in the soybean market is very strong, but we are doing well with our new products,” says Francois.

LS 6161 R*

  • Medium-growing class;
  • A narrow leaf cultivar, well-adapted for dryland and irrigation; and
  • Excellent standing ability.

LS 6851 R*

  • Medium-growing class;
  • Wide adaptability;
  • Excellent yield; and
  • A narrow leaf cultivar, well-adapted for dryland and under irrigation.

Sunflowers:

LG 5678 CLP#

  • High yield; medium grower;
  • Good adaptability; and
  • Good stability.

For more information regarding Link Seed’s dependable seed for your farm, contact Riaan Van Zuydam on 033-417-1494 or send an email message to riaan.vanzuydam@linkseed.co.za or linkseed@linkseed.co.za.

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