Seed processing

VKB has a seed processing plant just outside of Reitz. Here seeds from various suppliers are sifted and packaged. The plant is the main distribution point of grazing and forage crops.


Wheat cultivations for augmentation of wheat seeds is also handled by the Seed Processing Department in close cooperation with various seed companies and cultivators. Seeds are then distributed from this plant and can be bought from Seed Processing, VKB silos and the various VKB input retail outlets. Being a producer-business, VKB considers it of paramount importance that its clients are offered market-related prices and that the products they need are at all times readily available locally.


The plant has a laboratory for seed testing where germination and purity tests are done on grasses and other agronomical crops. The laboratory is accredited by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and all tests are done in accordance to the ISTA rules. VKB’s test laboratory also has extended seed collections which were collected over the past five years, and include agronomical and horticultural grasses and weeds.


VKB has agreements in place with various seed companies. The main focus remains to deliver an excellent service to farmers. VKB supports continuous experiments by various seed companies and is involved in farmers’ associations. Hereby VKB ensures that constant product developments and new cultivars are introduced to farmers and are tested. This ensures that more accurate data regarding product performance can be supplied to farmers.

Wheat available at VKB Seed


Irrigation wheat
SST 867
SST 877
SST 895
SST 875
SST 835
SST 844
SST 843

Dry land wheat
SST 317
SST 347
SST 356
SST 316
SST 374
Elands

Contact details:
Seed processing office 058 863 8374/83/84
Narika Delport
Commercial Manager VKB Seed
082 416 7089

 

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