Seedballs Kenya has pioneered a method of mass producing Seedballs for low cost and efficient reintroduction of trees and grass species into degraded areas in Africa. Seedballs are inexpensive and can be easily dispersed over large areas which are often hard to reach. The indigenous seeds, supplied and certified by the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), are not treated or altered in any way.
Direct seeding reduces transplant shock and helps the young trees grow stronger roots which in turn helps them grow into stronger trees. Biochar coating protects the seed within from predators, such as animals & birds, & extremes of temperatures. The coating protects the seed until the first rains & then provides a moist environment to encourage germination. The Biochar coating contains soluble nutritious organic binders that promote successful germination.
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