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SEED-CO showcases hybrid seeds for higher yield

By Oluwatunmise Yusuf
24 November 2022   |   5:26 am
In its quest to ensure high-level food security and efficiency, SEED CO - a Kaduna-based seed company has announced the availability of hybrid wheat seeds, millet, sorghum and vegetables in the market.

SEED CO’s maize variety yields on display, during the Harvest Brown Field Day

In its quest to ensure high-level food security and efficiency, SEED CO – a Kaduna-based seed company has announced the availability of hybrid wheat seeds, millet, sorghum and vegetables in the market.

This was disclosed during the Harvest Brown Field Day organised to showcase the company’s climate-smart and disease-tolerant crops varieties to farmers drawn from various Local Councils of Kaduna State, in continuation of the company’s farmer friendly initiatives for high yield.

Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Kolade Dada, who reiterated the company’s commitment to high-level productivity, announced the introduction of wheat hybrid seeds and vegetables.

According to Kolade Dada, “This year at our Harvest Brown Field day, as we look forward to product basket portfolio expansion, our emphasis is on our improved climate-smart crop varieties and disease-tolerant crop varieties. We are also diversifying our products, which include commercial crops such as soybean, rice, wheat, sorghum, and vegetables.

“We are leveraging technology and investing in cold room storage facilities for effective seed storage, and multiple crop experiments in our Research and Development (R&D) portfolio allow us to innovate.”

The farmers’ present expressed satisfaction with the company’s products while giving testimonies of the double yielding capacity of maize variety seeds produced and supplied to them.

One of them, Mai Ungwan Ado, who expressed satisfaction with the maize variety seed, said, “I was going around to buy seeds and stumbled on SEED-CO. After collecting the seeds, I planted them in July and got four bags on a piece of land from two bags. Within two months the harvest was ready. I have introduced my community people to SEED-CO because they will direct you on how to go about your farming through the right agronomists.”

Also testifying, Shamsudeen Bello said, “I came across this company late last year. We have tried many seeds along the way, but SEED-CO is our last bus stop because the seed is the best. We are now cultivating close to 70 hectares.”

For Hajiya Binta, another farmer, she stated, “I used to harvest 13 bags, but when I started planting SEED-CO seeds, I harvested 25 bags. I am most grateful to them.”

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