Agribusiness company Sygenta is set to introduce a new bio stimulant that would transform the productivity and viability of the flower industry in Kenya. The stimulant named Hicure, has been tested in greenhouses at Kenyan greenhouse strongholds of Thika of Naivasha and proven effective with all plant types. This is according to Sygenta business manager for East Africa Victor Juma.
Speaking recently during a stakeholders meeting in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, Juma said that the product will help increase flower supply and profitability through its transformed appearance, longer life span and shorter flush periods.
"The use of Hicure to the flower plant will boost the quality and quantity of the plant in terms of increase in length of the stem, bigger buds, less flush periods and improved vaselife. This in turn will help farmers boost their supplies and project higher profits in their sales across the globe," He said.
And added “The launching of this product will be in line with consumer demands that involve production of less but effective chemicals covering a variety of crops.”
Flower growing areas of Central Kenya and other parts will be direct beneficiaries of the product. According to Kenya Flower Council, Kenya currently accounts 20% flowers exports to Europe and Asia with major distributors in UK, Holland, Switzerland, Russia Germa