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ADC SEED KH600-23A                                                       
This is a new product produced, processed and marketed by ADC through retail and wholesale channels. The product has been fully certified by Kenya plant health inspectorate service (KEPHIS)
The 6 series product is available in bags of 2kgs, 5kgs, 10kgs, and 25kgs

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Top cross maize hybrid
  • White semi flint grain
  • Takes 140-175 days to mature (5 months)
  • Out yields popular varieties. Yield range of 9.5 to 15.1ton/ha ( 43-68 bags /acre)

ADVANTAGES/NOVELTY

  • Resistance to rust
  • Resistance to leaf blight
  • Resistance to grey leaf spot
  • Reduce lodging both root and stalk
  • Out yields other popular varieties by 43.3%

AGRONOMIC RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Upper altitude of 1800-2500 M.A.S.L
  • Rainfall 1000-2000 mm per annum

SUITABLE AREAS FOR GROWING

  • Trans Nzoia
  • Elgon slopes
  • West Pokot
  • Uasin Gishu
  • Nandi
  • Greater Kericho
  • Laikipia
  • Lower Nyandarua
  • Upper parts of Nyeri
  • Migori
  • Kisii
  • Nakuru
  • Elgeyo Marakwet
  • Trans Mara
  • Upper Kiobatek
  • Upper greater Narok

To purchase in your region visit the nearest KFA stockist or an authorized agent.To buy directly from our seed shop send your order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Mobile: 0722-435965

At ADC we believe in quality and better prices for our customers. We operate under cost advantage benefit, and therefore offer the best prices in the market. To see and print our price list click here

ADC SEED KH600-23A P.O. Box 917 KITALE
Telephone: 054-30760 ; 0722-435965 Fax: 054 31 574
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Effective from 26th July 2013
PRICES LIST

 

Pack size

Wholesale/ Agent

Recommended

KH600-23A

 

(Kshs)

 Retail (KShs)

       
       
       

ADC SEED  2 KG

2KG  packet

260.00

               280.00

       
       
       

ADC SEED 5 KG

5KG BAG

650.00

               700.00

       
       
       

ADC SEED 10 KG

10 KG  BAG

1,300.00

            1,400.00

       
       
       

ADC SEED 25 KG

25 KG BAG

3,250.00

            3,500.00

       
       
       

NOTE: All transactions are on cash basis except where prior arrangements had been made. Customers are advised to confirm prices when they place their orders.
       
POINT OF SALE - ADC KITALE OFFICE.            
            
 Excellence in Agriculture.        
            
Know more about our new variety though “Mbegu nzuri ya mahindi bora ni toleo letu la nguvu” a melody prepared by ADC Sabwani staff in praise of the good quality produce we have.
For further contact write to;
ADC Kitale region
P. o box 917, Kitale
Mobile: 0722-435965
Tel: 054-30760 fax 05431574
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Seed maize is by any standard a crop to go for with assured returns if taken care of well. Although land area is challenge, those who can afford will do well if they undertake the following:

  • Plan –when and how  to grow
  • Prepare your land early. Break should start in August, while stubble land starts in January.
  • Good weed control-pre-emergence use –Lasso, primagram, sencor etc.post emergence use Basagram, 24D Amine etc.
  • Ensure timely application of fertilizer [CAN/ASN] 2nd application.
  • Pest control-use of decis Bull-dock etc
  • Thinning, desuckering and roging in both female and males should be closely monitored as this can lead to crop failure.
  • Dettassling –Removing the tessels from female patterns is an exercise that is must do for seed maize.
  • GLS[Green Leaf Spots] control –use folicur @0.75litres/Ha three times from sulking stage.
  • Inspection-is done three times by the Kenya plant Health Inspectorate service [KEPHIS]. There is no shortcut to producing certified seed
  • Separation –removing male rows to avoid mixing when harvesting female lines.
  • Harvesting (female lines) is then followed by selection/ grading and delivery to Kenya Seed Company.
  • In order to ensure a bumper harvest, all good crop husbandry techniques must be applied.

 

‘exploring Aeroponics technology for seed potato production at ADC


Did you know soil is no longer necessary for growing seed potatoes?


I have learnt that to do anything in this world worth doing, one must not stand back shivering and thinking of the setbacks and danger; but must jump in, and scramble through as best as one can. This inspiring words describes the strategic move by ADC towards surviving as a seed potato grower for the country amidst a persistent drowning shortage of basic seed potato that has continued to affect our targeted certified seed potato production for a while.

With this realistaion, the corporation has strategically narrowed down to focus on its strentgh and available opportunities, under the ADC Seed Potato Complex that comprises of two farms, a garding and coldstorage facility and more recently a full functional tissue culture Lab and green house. Led by the MD and also CEO of ADC Mr: William Kirwa, the corporation has once again undertaken a research project, in collaboration with the CIP- International Potato Centre led by Dr. Ian Barker, to produce seed potatoes tubers in air, by means of a novel modern system known as aeroponics.

Why aeroponics?

The aeroponic system of cultivation for the production of first generation seed potatoes is carried out in greenhouses and basically consists of maintaining the roots of the plant in the air and in conditions of total darkness, whereby nutrient-enriched water is sprayed on them periodically. Roots grow in the air, and this enables a great exposure to air and avoids the contact of the tubers with soil pathogens. Therefore, the production per plant increases considerably. This increase brings the price of the tuber down substantially.

The system increases productivity, as it is expected that up to fifity tubers per plant can be obtained instead of the three or four achieved using conventional methods. Moreover, it reduces the rate of soil-based diseases such as PLRV; Bacterial wilts and it is a more sustainable system as it needs lower inputs of water and fertilisers in precise amount of both items needed by the plant at each phase of its development.

Why aeroponics?

The aeroponic system of cultivation for the production of first generation seed potatoes is carried out in greenhouses and basically consists of maintaining the roots of the plant in the air and in conditions of total darkness, whereby nutrient-enriched water is sprayed on them periodically. Roots grow in the air, and this enables a great exposure to air and avoids the contact of the tubers with soil pathogens. Therefore, the production per plant increases considerably. This increase brings the price of the tuber down substantially.

The system increases productivity, as it is expected that up to fifity tubers per plant can be obtained instead of the three or four achieved using conventional methods. Moreover, it reduces the rate of soil-based diseases such as PLRV; Bacterial wilts and it is a more sustainable system as it needs lower inputs of water and fertilisers in precise amount of both items needed by the plant at each phase of its development.

Most agricultural plants need a direct exposure to the sun during the first vegetative development. Afterwards this direct exposure is no longer relevant. But with the aeroponic system is agriculture with a non-stop production cycle. Plant nutrition is supplied into a closed circuit. Consumption is consequently limited to only the quantities absorbed by the plants, allowing for substantial water savings. Because the aeroponic system is a continuous-cycle in an enclosed space it reduces the agricultural labor into a series of mechanical routine operational tasks which are carried out daily and throughout the year. Hence our staff at the ADC Molo Complex have acquired considerable skill within a short period of time few months. 

The aeroponic equipment is sheltered within greenhouses hence climate controls within the greenhouse ensure optimal growing conditions, assuring high yields. the basic local requirements to achieve this are some sunshine, a level area of land which is not shaded by mountains or high buildings. The area should be accessible by road and have water of suitable quality for agricultural use and lastly a constatnt but small amount of electric power.

Aeroponic growing is considered to be safe and ecologically friendly for producing natural, healthy plants and crops. The main ecological advantages of aeroponics are the conservation of water and energy. As aeroponics is conducted in air combined with micro-droplets of water, almost any plant can grow to maturity in air with a plentiful supply of oxygen, water and nutrients and since the aeroponic systems because the increased aeration of nutrient solution delivers more oxygen to plant roots, stimulating growth and helping to prevent pathogen formation.