The company is currently providing hybrid seeds variety namely Agsun 8251 to the farmers. The variety has proven to be high yielding potential, has early maturity trait and resistant to both draught and diseases than other cultivars
Qualities of AGSUN 8251
NTH is sourcing AGSUN 8251 directly from the breeder in South Africa. The variety has the following attributes:
- Seed viability is up to 99% germination.
- One Kilogram (I Kgs per Acre seed rate) will plant an Acre at a spacing of 75 by 30 Centimeters.
- High Yielding crop variety between 800 Kgs per acre without Fertilizer and up to 1500-2,500kgs under good agronomic practices or management.
- Drought tolerant variety and noted to mature and yield with minimum of 11 good rains.
- Resistant to Pest and Diseases including Leaf rust, Leaf spot and Anthrank nose.
- High Oil content tested at up to 44%.
- Maturity period between 90 – 95 Days.
- Excellent uniformity in seed formation i.e. the grains harvested from a garden will have uniform size.
- It is a stay green variety i.e. stems remains green even when head is ready for harvest avoiding rotting due to water logging at the back of the head.
- It weighs up to 86kgs a bag compared to 55kgs for the competition.