Experts attribute low yields or productivity on some farms to poor germination or the planting of diseased seedlings. Plantech Kenya, a seed propagation company, is helping to fill this gap through automated propagation.
“Commercial farms should pay more attention on the farm and market and leave seedling propagation to companies like Plantech if they want to reap big,” said Idan Salvy, the Israeli founder of Plantech Kenya.
The company, which operates a large nursery in Naivasha, has greenhouses equipped with modern heating, ventilation and irrigation systems to ensure largescale propagation of high quality seedlings of vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and trees. Savvy said the technology was procured from Israel.