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UGANDA TRIP JANUARY 23RD-29TH, 2016

In its entirety this very interesting and successful trip encompassed a visit to the Hope center Uganda orphanage, a visit to NARO to talk to Dr. Godfrey Asea and his very capable staff about acquiring seed to start up a small maize...

“Success Starts With the Seed”.

Ugandan maize farmers; harvest is winding down now and plans for the next planting of maize are beginning. Simply switching from the planting of saved seed to improved maize hybrids can increase your yields greatly with very little change in...

Striga Post _ September 2015

Ugandan Maize growers help is on the way to increase your Maize yields by destroying Striga a parasitic weed which parasitizes Maize. Striga resistant maize Kayongo-Go will be available in Uganda from NASECO in 2016. A collaborative Maize...

Everything starts with the seed. Go Hybrid!

1.       NARO research shows 200-300% yield advantage for purchased hybrid maize seed over saved open Pollinated variety seed. 2.       Take advantage of natural nitrogen sources produce more maize by planting hybrid maize seed following a...

Success starts with the Seed: Go Hybrid

Create prosperity on your farm by purchasing and planting high yielding elite hybrid maize seeds.  It’s time to end the decades old traditional practice of planting saved maize seed from the previous crop of old, open pollinated maize...

Success starts with the Seed: Go Hybrid

The key difference between the decades old open pollinated maize varieties grown in Uganda and the modern elite maize hybrids on the Ugandan marketplace today is the breeding system used in the development of each. In open pollinated maize...

Success starts with the Seed: Go Hybrid

Now is the time to purchase and plant hybrid maize seed. In 2014 a maize field in the United States produced an all-time record maize yield of 503 bushel/acre or the equivalent of almost 46.0 million calories/acre. In 2014 an average...

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