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Nampo 2020 - Our varieties grown for you!

Our dedicated team worked day after day preparing the seed plots for our range of varieties. Prepping the soil, irrigation and disease control all in order for you, our farmers to come and enjoy our varieties first hand.

Due to the unexpected COVID-19 virus, Nampo has been postponed to August 2020. We did not want all our efforts to be in vain, so we have decided to share all we have done.

Please browse through our varieties below. We have Maize, Pasture and Forage, Sunflower, New Hybrid Sorghum and various Summer Crops and Cover Crops.

Breeding for climate change, the environment and the farmer.

CAP 9006 QPM


CAP 9006Q is a quality protein, yellow maize hybrid. It is used primarily as a silage hybrid, with deep yellow kernels. It has excellent disease tolerance to both cob rot and various leaf diseases. This variety has approximately 75 days till it is at 50% flower and approximately 130 days till maturity. The plant reaches a height of 150cm with excellent stand-ability. This will vary from area to area depending on heat units. Yields of 9mt are achievable in high potential regions.

This will be an ideal variety for poultry and pig farmers who would like to use the QPM as grain for animal feed. To read more about the advantages of QPM, click here!

This variety is also suitable for pigeon feed - speak to your rep!

CAP 9-522


CAP9-522 is a medium maturity, prolific hybrid. This hybrid has long cylindrical cobs with a semi dent grain. The hybrid has large plants. CAP9-522 can give high grain yields of up to 15mt/ ha when planted under high

population density of between 60 000 - 70 000 plants per hec are making a suitable variety in higher potential areas under irrigation. It is also suitable for low potential areas under low plant populations due to its’ prolificacy.

This hybrid has reasonably good tolerance to diseases. It responds well to fertilizer in high potential areas of the main farming regions of South Africa. CAP9-522 is also an excellent

silage variety.



CAP 4000 is a medium to full season maturity variety which enables it to maximize yield in a wide range of conditions. It has shown excellent yield potential in testing and production through-out the world since commercial release. CAP 4000 produces a very good oil percentage with a high level of poly-unsaturated oil. It also has many other desirable agronomic traits including high levels of lodging resistance from thick stalks. It has semi-pendulous heads which help to reduce sunburn, head rot and bird problems. 



NILE TEFF should be sown at 15kg/ha optimum drilled (lower rates may allow higher weed infestation). If broadcast, then 20kg/ha. Teff grows best in a fine, firm seedbed and well rolled. The seed must not be buried too deep. As a general rule, this grass requires 100kg of nitrogen, 15 – 30 kg of phosphate and 25 – 100 kg potassium per hectare. Heavy fertilization is not advised when NILE TEFF is being grown as a hay crop as it will result in lodging



Sweetfeed is a vigorous three way cross hybrid forage sorghum. It is a full season maturity hybrid with will reach 3 meters upon maturity. The high leaf to stem ratio of this hybrid allows for high yields with increased palatability. This hybrid has also proven to have excellent root and stalk strength which gives it tremendous standability even under drought stress.  Sweetfeed is a sorghum cross suitable for silage and grazing in winter.  It has a high protein and sugar content. Sweetfeed is usually grown in a plant population of 8-15kg/ha.



Babala is a tall erect, annual grass that grows 2 meters to 4 meters in height. The stems are pithy while the leaves are long-pointed. Tillers are formed freely at the base of the plant. It is important to note that pearl millet is NOT A FORAGE SORGHUM. Babala has a sowing time between October and January and should be sown only after all danger of frost is past, in warm soils, preferably above 18 degrees Centigrade, for best germination. Babala likes hot conditions to grow in.



Ideal for early planting! FUNDACEP 65RR allows early sowing and harvesting which makes it ideal for early planting and double cropping. It has excellent yield potential. FUNDACEP 65RR is known for high productivity, resistance to lodging and good health. It is an early cycle soya bean with a maturity group of 5.3 - 5.5. It has a low plant height and medium pod height.



The sole purpose of this Cover crop mix is to improve soil. This mix is blended with cereals, legumes, sunflower and radish. The crop will be planted and killed off as soon as around 10% of the crop is flowering. The cereals and sunflower will provide good root organic matter in the soil, good soil cover on top and some degree of Namatode killing as well. The legumes will fix some nitrogen and the radish will help with compaction, better water retention and nematode killing . 



This is a dual purpose cover crop mix blended with cereals, legumes and radish. This mix would be planted, grazed once or twice and then left to grow out and killed as soon as 10% of the crop is flowering. The farmer not only improves his soil but also gets value back with the feed he gets for his animals.

For more information contact a Sale Representative in your area:

Mark Wattam - National Sales +27 82 603 8471  |

Cecil van Rooyen - Regional Manager - Cape +27 66 305 8751  |

Neville Young - Retail Sales Manager +27 82 654 2162  |

Steve Thomson - Technical Sales KZN, E Free State, S Mpumalanga 

+27 82 327 8083 |

Deon Niemann - FS, NW, GP+27 82 602 4414 |

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