Ghana’s leading Agri-input manufacturing, importation, supplies and distribution in the country, Enapa Ventures, has outdoored, the most advanced Maize seeds – SC 719 hybrid into the market for Farmers.
In a Press statement, the Group Managing Director of Enepa Ventures, Mr. Ernest Akwasi Appiah, has described the hybrid, as a more improved seed over other traditional varieties, yielding bigger crops.
“The Maize seed – SC719, imported by Enepa Ventures is developed for drought and all other weather conditions. It has demonstrated to do extremely well, in hot weather conditions and even, in times, when there is little rainfall.
Mr. Ernest Akwasi Appiah further explained that, The SC719 seed is a late maturing seed, ranging between 115-120 days. This new variety has no or very minimal percentage of diseases, making it more productive for Farmers”. It currently boasts of the highest yields among the various seed varieties, with about 10-12 tonnes per hectare.
He said, when farmers choose this variety of seed, they can be assured the seed can better deal with the changing climate. The stress tolerance of the seed has been improved and enhanced, in our quest to import and introduce seeds that aligns with our climate conditions. The seed has high adaptability and Nitrogen use efficiency.
We have no doubt it will develop a better plant type that would grow in any culture or environment, yet still be more productive, he added
In a period where resiliency and sustainability is at the center of farm growth, the Maize seeds – SC719, has come at a more appropriate time, as outcomes from continuous trials, has demonstrated the ability of the seeds, to produce the right quantity of yield, even with lower fertilizer application and less water.
The Maize seeds have proven to deliver high productivity and profitability for the farmer, which is essential for agriculture value chain partnerships, towards sustainability, creating opportunities and solidifying networks among value chain such as input suppliers, farmers, marketers, manufacturers, traders, consumers and others.”
The Enepa imported SC 719, have been tested and approved by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Division of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, for sales and distribution, under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) campaign.
The SC719 Maize seeds is currently available at Enepa Ventures Offices in Kumasi and at AMG Fertilizers offices in Accra.
Input dealer shops across the sixteen (16) of the country also have the SC719 in stock. We encourage Maize farmers to look out for it, when purchasing.