How to identify genuine maize seed

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Buy your seed only from stockists licensed by KEPHIS (insist to see the license before buying the seed).

• Expired seed cannot do well. Always check to ensure the seed is not expired.

• Genuine maize seeds in small packages of 2kg and below now have a new inspection label from KEPHIS attached to each bag. Remove the label and scratch it the same way you do for mobile airtime scratch cards. Type the number in the label and send to 1393. You will receive a message indicating the seed is genuine and certified.

• For 10kg and 25kg seed packages farmers are advised to check for the KEPHIS tag that is inside the seed bag from where they can check the maize variety and lot number. You can call or text KEPHIS using the telephone number given in the tag to confirm if the seed is genuine.

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