A LOCAL seed producing company says it has sufficient seed for the forthcoming winter wheat season although the country continues to import wheat from neighbouring countries.
Seed Co public relations and communications manager, Marjorie Mutemererwa said: “We are now adequately stocked for the winter varieties and farmers can now readily get seed this coming week. We urge them to start growing wheat soon, if they are to maximise productivity,” she said.
Mutemererwa attributed the flour shortages to lack of proper planning and over seeding.
She said farmers should not exceed 100kg of seed per hectare in order to ensure high yields.
“The size of output can be determined by the time of planting. For every day lost, a farmer loses about 50kg per hectare,” she added. â€” Staff Writer.