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Simlaw Seeds/Kenya Seed Company

Simlaw Seeds history runs back to 9th October when two English Gardeners Simpson and Whitelaw registered it as a company then under the Indian companies’ act 1882. In 1968 the company was acquired by Kirchoff East Africa, a South African based company. Kenya Seed Company acquired Simpson and Whitelaw in 1979. In 2002 it was registered as Simlaw Seeds Company Limited. The main responsibility of Simlaw Seeds is producing, importing, marketing and distributing superior and reliable vegetable seeds for commercial and domestic use. The company has a wide range of seeds that have penetrated the market well .these includes: Cabbages; Onions and Tomatoes that are adaptable to various climatic conditions and adequately meet the local demand. Other type of beans such as Red Kidney, New Rose coco, Kenya Early and climber bean varieties such as Kenya Safi and Kenya Mavuno. Simlaw Seeds Company continues to play a major role in the agricultural sector in the East Africa region through strategic partnerships, engaging in relevant research, extension services and introduction of products into the market that are geared towards increasing food sufficiency and social well being of the community. Simlaw Seeds signifies a strong heritage of seed diversity. Mission To avail superior certified seeds and other agricultural inputs to maximise productivity. Vision A world class supplier of superior certified seeds

Brachiaria Hybrid Grass

KSh1,540.00

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Free delivery for first order and every next over $200

Brachiaria Hybrid Grass

Brachiaria hybrid grass, a result of crossbreeding various species within the Brachiaria genus, is renowned for its superior forage quality, high productivity, and adaptability to a range of environments. This grass is extensively used in tropical and subtropical regions for pasture and hay production, providing excellent nutrition for livestock.

Features

  • Brachiaria hybrids exhibit a vigorous growth habit with a dense, tufted structure. They can reach heights of 1-2 meters, depending on the specific hybrid and growing conditions.
  • They have a deep and extensive root system, allowing them to access water and nutrients from deeper soil layers, which makes them drought-resistant.
  • The grass has broad, green leaves and robust stems, which contribute to its high biomass production.
  • Brachiaria hybrids can establish quickly and reach maturity within 60-90 days after planting, depending on the variety and environmental conditions.
  • These hybrids are often bred for resistance to common pests and diseases, enhancing their durability and longevity in pastures.

Application

  • Select high-quality seeds from a reliable source. Some hybrids might be propagated vegetatively.
  • Plant during the rainy season for optimal establishment.
  • Seeds can be broadcast or drilled into well-prepared soil. Ensure good seed-to-soil contact by lightly raking or rolling after sowing.
  • Brachiaria hybrids prefer well-drained, fertile soils but can tolerate a range of soil types, including acidic and low-fertility soils.
  • They require full sun and consistent moisture during the establishment phase. Once established, they are highly drought-tolerant but will perform best with regular watering.
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer at planting and periodically during the growing season to support vigorous growth. Manure or compost can also be beneficial.
  • Regularly monitor for pests like armyworms and diseases such as leaf blight. Use integrated pest management practices, including biological controls and appropriate chemical treatments if necessary.

Storage

  • Store Brachiaria hybrid seeds in a cool, dry place. Use airtight containers to protect from moisture and pests. Properly stored seeds can remain viable for up to three years.
  • Silage: Harvest the grass at the optimal stage for ensiling. Chop the grass finely and pack it tightly in a silo or silage bag to exclude air. Fermentation will preserve the grass, making it suitable for feeding during dry periods.

 

 

Protein 15g 23% 30g 30g
Vitamin D 0mcg 23% 0mcg 0mcg
Calcium 320mg 23% 320mg 320mg
Iron 1.6mg 23% 1.6mg 1.6mg
Potassium 510mg 23% 510mg 510mg
Calories 280 23% 280 280
Total Fat 9g 12% 9g 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g 37% 4.5g 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g 12% 0g 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 14% 35mg 35mg

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