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    Managing weeds in your fields: What is the best approach?

    by Sangeeta Patel, Sales Agronomist, SeedCo Zambia The summer cropping season is upon us. As we have started planting our fields, here’s SeedCo’s focus on one of the factors that may be limiting the desired yields: Weeds! Weeds are unwanted plants that grow amongst desired crops in a field. Among crop pests, weeds are considered […] More

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    SeedCo: The impact of soil physics and soil life on crop production potential

    by Adrian Chibanga This is the time to put your summer crop production plans in perspective. In this month’s issue, we focus on the dynamics of soil physics and biology, and how these affect the production potential of crops in a field. In more ways than one, the yield capacity of an environment is influenced […] More

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    SeedCo explains the impact of yield limiting factors on maize

    by Adrian Chibanga In our previous article, we focused on the yield advantages of SeedCo’s SC 647, even when it is grown in limiting environments. We reported on a 2019-2020 season yield that averaged 11,5 tonnes per hectare, harvested from a 50 hectares field by a farmer in Copperbelt Province. From this farmer’s experience, we […] More

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    New from SeedCo: Another early maturing, climate smart and double cobbing maize hybrid

    by SeedCo Agronomy At the wise age of 80 years, product leadership continues to be SeedCo’s pride, as the company added another climate smart, early to mature and double cobbing hybrid maize variety, SC 419, to its product range. In a mission to establish food security in Africa and beyond, the SeedCo breeding pipeline continues […] More

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    Establishing a successful crop of maize: What you need to know

    by SeedCo Agronomy In this second and final edition of the SeedCo article series on establishing a successful crop of maize, we discuss seeding rates, depth of planting, nutritional requirements and crop protection. 1. Seeding rates and depth of planting •Seeding Rates: The recommended average plant population for maize for grain in Zambia is currently […] More

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    SEEDCO: Seeding, feeding and leading in Africa

    After 80 years of dedicated service to agriculture in Africa, SeedCo is still living up to their mission statement of breeding, seeding, feeding and leading, says Adrian Chibanga, SeedCo’s Chief Agronomist in Zambia. They are the leading suppliers of genetic technology to farmers in Africa, as proven once again by their exhibit at the recent […] More

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    Plant SeedCo for peace of mind and profits

    SeedCo is well known for their thorough research legacies. They have been in the seed business in Africa for over 80 years now, and have pioneered the hybridisation agenda in maize seed in the region since 1960. They are pioneers in the release of maize streak and mottle virus resistant hybrids and also was the […] More

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    IT STARTS WITH THE RIGHT SEED

    As a research and development company involved in seed production, processing, distribution and marketing, Seed Co Zambia is a major role player in the Zambian agricultural sector. Seed Co’s products include certified maize, hybrid and other seeds such as wheat, soya beans, sorghum, sugar beans, groundnuts and vegetable seeds. Seed Co Zambia is a subsidiary […] More

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    SEEDCO: An informed farmer is a productive farmer

    78 years is a lifetime and a welldeserved age for a company. With a strong presence in Sub Sahara Africa, Seedco can be regarded as an advanced and senior seed company with enough experience to lead in the market. The company started in 1940 in Zimbabwe as a cooperative and spread to other African countries […] More

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    Seed Co is your all-in-one seed solution

    As a research and development company involved in seed production, processing, distribution and marketing, Seed Co Zambia is a major role player in the Zambian agricultural sector. Seed Co’s products include certified maize, hybrid and other seeds such as wheat, soy beans, sorghum, sugar beans, groundnuts and vegetable seeds. Seed Co Zambia is a subsidiary […] More