Zimbabwe Technological Solutions (ZTS)

The Zimbabwe Technological Solutions (ZTS) is a Private Company wholly owned by the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC). ZTS is responsible for the production, distribution and marketing of SIRDC’s commercialised products such as Maize seed and Sugar beans seed branded as Sirdamaize 113 and NUa45, respectively.

  • Sirdamaize 113

    The unique features and benefits of Sirdamaize 113 include the following:

    • Drought Tolerance
    • Tolerance to Maize Streak virus, Grey Leaf Spot, Maize Leaf Rust and Phaeospharia Leaf Spot
    • 136 days to maturity
    • Yields up to 13t/ha under normal rainfall and optimum conditions
    • Has a significant yield advantage over other hybrids under drought conditions
    • Suitable for marginal rainfall areas
    • Locally researched and developed
    • ZTS Shops at Wedza Centre and Beatrice
    • SIRDC Kiosk – Hatcliffe Extension
    • Tobacco Sales Limited (TSL) now trading as Propak - Harare
    • Farm and City - Countrywide
    • National Tested Seeds Farmshop - Countrywide
    • Windmill - Countrywide
    • Zimbabwe Fertilizer Company - Harare
    • Wiruma - Countrywide
    • Maburutse - Sadza Growth Point
    • Shumba - Murambinda
    • Gwata – Murambinda
    • Zapalala - Countrywide

    Credit Scheme Available (up to 4 months) for:

    • Corporates
    • Universities
    • Parastatals/State enterprises
    • Government departments
    • City Councils and Rural District Councils
    • Agribank
    • ARDA Seeds
    • ARDA Muzarabani Estate
    • CIMMYT Harare Regional Office

    ZTS Participates in Government Input Programmes

    • Command Agriculture
    • Presidential Input Scheme
  • Upcoming Sirdamaize Varieties
    Sirdamaize 115
    Features and Benefits:

    • Drought tolerance
    • Tolerance to Maize Streak virus, Leaf Blight
    • 132 days to maturity
    • Yields up to 12.5 t/ha
    • Grain texture: Flint
    • Low nitrogen tolerance
    • Plant Colour: Light green
    Sirdamaize 117
    Features and Benefits:

    • Drought tolerance
    • Tolerance to Maize Streak virus, Leaf Blight
    • 134 days to maturity
    • Yields up to 13.6 t/ha
    • Grain texture: Dent
    • Low nitrogen tolerance
    • Plant Colour: Green
    Sirdamaize 119
    Features and Benefits:

    • Drought tolerance
    • Tolerance to Maize Streak Virus, Leaf Blight
    • 132 days to maturity
    • Yields up to 11.4 t/ha
    • Grain texture: Flint
    • Low nitrogen tolerance
    • Plant Colour: Purple
    Sugar bean Seed- NUa45

    • First generation of bio-fortified bean cultivars released in Zimbabwe
    • Seed colour: Large red mottled
    • Matures in 80-85 days depending on altitude
    • Yield potential of up to 2.9 t/ha
    • Moderately tolerant to common bean rust & angular leaf spot
    • Seeding rate of 100 kg/ha
    • Good canning qualities
    • Good source of iron and zinc

 

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Contact Details
Zimbabwe Technological Solutions
1574 Alpes Road, Hatcliffe Extension Harare
Tel: +263 (242)-860320,
FCT Lines: +263-778860323/4/7
Mobile: +263-772 247 817/077 2 862 506/077 2 834 392
Email: zts@sirdc.ac.zw