Wheat Seed

Wheat is the leading cereal crop in the world. Although it is not a traditional staple food in Zambia the convenience of bread and other wheat products as fast foods, especially in urban areas, has increased its popularity making it one of the most important cereals in the country, second only to maize. About two thirds of the wheat consumed in Zambia is produced locally and mostly under irrigation during the dry season. A small but increasing proportion of domestic wheat production is rainfed.

Barley is produced in the dry season under irrigation. It is mainly used for production of malt for beer production but is also a valuable livestock feed.


More Information on Wheat
Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Irrigation | Weed Control | Plant Protection | Field Inspection | Harvesting

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province