Seed Co is the leading certified seed company authorized to market seed varieties developed by itself, government and other associated seed breeders in over fifteen (15) African countries. We have maintained a strong market share among communal and commercial farmers from years of intensive investment in Research & Development. The Company is involved in the breeding, multiplication and distribution of mainly hybrid seed varieties for the following crops: maize, wheat, soya beans, sugar beans, cowpeas, sorghum, groundnuts and vegetables.
Capstone Seeds S.A. handles an extensive range of seed from pasture and forage seed to hybrid maize and sunflower seed - these seeds are adapted to a wide range of conditions. Capstone also handles varieties that have been bred by Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Nelson Genetics’ Dr Sydney Nelson, and others. The Company processes a wide range of seed for agricultural purposes, sourced from registered growers countrywide. Seed, produced in Africa, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, is imported and exported to over 30 countries worldwide.
Each consignment of seed received at our factory is processed and tested internally in our in-house laboratory, as well as externally to ensure the seed complies with the buyer / importing countries requirements. The seed is then packaged and distributed.
The sales and administration offices of Capstone Seeds S.A. are strategically situated 120kms, or 55 miles, from the bustling port of Durban in Howick, a town in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, adjacent to the N3, a major arterial route to Johannesburg and the interior. The Capstone Seeds S.A. main factory is in Harrismith on the same N3 route but more conveniently situated for the producers and growers of the South African market. Capstone Seeds S.A. has a Research and Development office in Potchefstroom and has recently purchased a new warehouse located in Mooi River in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Agricol is a seed company that has already made deep inroads into the South African and international markets for almost 60 years. Our activities include plant breeding, production, international trade, processing and distribution of seed.
“New to the market products are the fuel to corporate longevity”. Research and Development remains a high priority at Agricol so that not only seed, but also knowledge and information is being marketed. There are many R&D contracts in place between Agricol and research institutions, like universities. This, as well as licensing agreements with overseas counterparts, keeps us on the forefront of seed technology. New varieties from our own breeding programmes are scientifically tested, first under controlled conditions and then subjected to extensive field testing, before being released to the market.
From initially an area-restricted seed dealer in the Western Cape, Agricol has become one of the leaders in this sector. With branches in all the main regions in South Africa and with an extended network of counterparts in different countries worldwide, Agricol strives to be number one in the search for alternative crops and species in a diversified field.
Agricol’s production division has the necessary knowledge to its disposal to produce seed of the highest quality that complies with the strict SANSOR certification standards, phytosanitary specifications, etc. Multiplication is being done under surveillance of trained and qualified inspectors and monitoring continues throughout the growing season.
Agricol’s “in-house” government approved laboratory is well respected throughout South Africa. Germination and purity tests not only assures clients that the products comply with minimum specifications and standards, but also ensures that Agricol’s high standards are maintained.
This year Pannar celebrates 60 years of serving South Africa’s farmers. Although a lot has changed since our beginnings in 1958, the one thing that remains unchanged is that, for 60 years, Pannar has been putting farmers first. Our decisions are made with the farmers’ best interests in mind – confirmed by the time we spend walking farmers’ fields to ensure that you receive top-performing seed products and personalised service. After all, our success is driven by yours.
Our wide range of products are country-specific, but broadly speaking we offer the following: