Malawi farmers advised to plant Dekalb maize seeds for better yields

A strong appeal has gone out to farmers in Malawi’s southern district of Chiradzulu and other surrounding areas to be planting seeds which easily adapt to climate change.

Bayer Crop Science Regional Sales Manager, Raphael Makaka, persuading farmers to use Dekalb maize seed
Boniface Chipojola one of the famrers using Dekalb maize seeds
On display Boniface Chipojola one of the famrers using Dekalb maize seeds

The southern region Bayer Crop Science Regional Sales Manager, Raphael Makaka, made the appeal during a field day visit at  Male Village at Mbulumbuzi area in the district on Friday.

Bayer Crop Science Company is what formely used to be known as Monsanto Malawi Limited.

Makaka  said hunger can easily be defeated in the country if farmers plant hybrid seeds.

“Dekalb maize  seeds are resilient to hot weather and do very well both in the dambo and in upland, as such farmers who have used them have managed to triple their yields, thereby ending hunger in their homes,” he said.

Makaka  said its high time farmers start growing  Dekalb  seeds “because it is easily marketable”.

A representative for the Chiradzulu district agricultural development office  Sellah Baluwa  also advised farmers to plant  Dekalb  seeds saying is suits different environment.

A farmer who has been using  Dekalb  seeds Boniface Chipojola, said he has been having bumper yields each and every year

“I can bear testimony that if farmers venture into Dekalb maize  seeds we can end hunger because it gives you triple fields,” he said.

Varieties of maize that  Bayer  sells include Mapasa, DKC 90-89 (Fumba) and DKC 80-53 (Mkangala) and DK777 (Ngale)

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