Finding Seeds and Agricultural Machinery

If you are into firming then it must be a daunting task for you to find the best seed, plants, products and equipments for your agricultural business. A better seed and equipment can get you a good return on investment else get hammered.

Any agricultural business has its own set of suppliers. These suppliers can give you almost everything you need, provided you go to the correct one. Obviously, a fowl farm supplier will not sell you a 2 ton land tiller for your corn farm. Finding seeds and machineries for your agricultural enterprise may be as easy as 1, 2, and 3.

First of all, you must know what your particular farm needs. Organic farms don’t use pesticides. Timberlands don’t use livestock feed and supplements. Cattle ranches don’t use flower growth vitamins. You get the picture.

It is important to know what you really need in your farm, (and if you have the financial capabilities to buy them.) There are many products in the market that sell you “essentials” which will turn out later to be really non-essentials, or even harmful to your crops and livestock. If your business or farm has not been in operation for a long time, you may want to consult “experts” in the field: environment experts, agricultural experts, even old-timers or local farmers in your area. This will not only enlighten you to conventional or non-conventional methods of farming, but it will also save you a lot of money. Old timers and local farmers will know what works and what does not work. Some of them may have committed costly blunders in the past and may warn you of the dangers involved. You need not make these blunders yourself, especially if you are on a particularly tight budget. Listening is free, you know.

If you would like to try new methods of farming, you must be ready for the consequences that follow afterwards, and if there are environmental concerns regarding the new methods. You can try this if you have very deep pockets at the moment, just in case your new farming method self-destructs. If the new method works, you may want to repeat it several times over – just to be sure that you have a steady, standard system you can really rely on. Some new farming methods may work the first few times, but backfires in the end. Be extra aware of incidental changes in your farm like a change in the water flow, unpleasant odors coming from nowhere or unexplained sickness in one or more of your livestock. These may be indications of pending disasters.

Secondly, once you have a list of things you may need for your farm, you can check out sources from everywhere: local listings, newspapers ads, TV commercials, radio programs, and websites. You can scope out prices beforehand, and you can decide which ones you can afford to take in now or maybe in the next few months. Some companies offer free catalogues, so take advantage of that. You can also check which companies guarantee swift deliveries and which ones will take weeks or months of waiting. You may want to call in some of these companies and ask about special packages or discount rates. Some (especially the companies which sell heavy farming machineries) may offer payment schemes which can help you to no end. Comparing prices, product guarantee and product availability maybe time consuming, but you must know that some products are non-refundable and / or non-exchangeable i.e. a shipment of baby chicks for a poultry farm.

Lastly, if the drawstrings of your cash bag are really, really tight, you can ask local farmers if they are selling the things you need. A second-hand land tiller will be a lot cheaper than a brand new one, of course. If another farmer is selling bulbs and seedlings of the plants you need, you can arrange for a sale. If another farmer has the livestock you need, you can arrange to have a particular number of animals reserved for you. Not only will this save you money, but it might also help you network with fellow farmers in the area.


  • Michael Marindi said on August 28, 2011
    Hi dear I would like to know about where to buy Pine tree seeds and how start the nursery beds to farm them etc, I live in Brooks AB, Canada thanks
  • samuel nssien said on November 10, 2011
    i am in to vegetable farming please, how do i get vegetable seed such as green beans, green pepper, cucumber, lectus, e.t.c
  • USMAN A UMAR said on April 12, 2012
    Want information on sources of irrigation equipment to cover 80Hectres of land for dry season farming of Rice, Soya beans and corn.
  • Miriam kamau said on April 21, 2012
    I am in Nairobi kenya i would like to advise Mr.USMAN about a fertilizer known as SUPER GRO that you can use in your irrigation farm,the benefit are you will use little water, the yield is three times, it acts as a sticker, doesnt affect the ph of the soil and 5 ltrs goes with 5000 ltrs of water.
  • winnie kedibone mosweu said on June 30, 2012
    Hi, I live in South Africa and i want to start a castor plant farm and what i want to know is which first step i should take and when it comes to seeds where will i get them in if it possible to grow them in my country
  • Ahmed Arini said on July 10, 2012
    I want to start to plant flowers in the beg in a small range then to the mass level, i need to know all the info related to planting flowers (suitable atmosphere, capital, machinery needed,etc.)my farm is located in egypt
  • Noleen N Gela said on November 6, 2012
    Hi, i'm based in harare the capital city of Zimbabwe, would like to grow exotic pepper ie; red ,yellow and green pepper under green house and asparagus. I would like to know all there is to know related to the planting (type of soil, suitable atmosphere, etc and where i can get the best seed
  • Abdul Rasheed said on January 9, 2014
    I have small farm near Hyderabad India growing vegetables, and would like to know from where can I purchase portable cultivator, and adjustable seed drill for seeds like radish, okra, maize, and beans.
  • Freddy Ndini said on January 5, 2015
    I have a small land in Limpopo next to Lebowakgomo which i really need to farm chillies, so what type of manure for making soil more fertile and where can i get them along with the seeds for chillies.
  • jatinderpalsingh said on June 14, 2016
    I am finding seeds of strawberry please contact me 8968395170
  • promise okagwa said on February 6, 2017
    I am vegetable farmer. how can I get okra, cucumber, carrot, tomatoes, pawpaw seeds. I am based in Nigeria and phone number is +234 7030727536.
  • Moses o said on May 5, 2017
    I need soursop and Apple seedlings for planting. Thanks.


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