SAMCO is an award winning innovative Agricultural company founded in 1997 by Managing Director Samuel J. Shine. SAMCO was initially established to design and manufacture the SAMCO 3 in 1 machine which sows seed, sprays the soil with pre-emergence herbicide, and lays a thin layer of Biodegradable Plastic Film over the seed bed. This operation protects the young plants from late frost, increases the soil temperature and thereby maximises Maize yield per hectare. (Biodegradable corn plastic is independantly proven to increase average corn yield per acre and enhance maize production per hectare). Many crops are grown using the SAMCO System, such as Forage Maize, Corn Maize, Maize Grain, Sunflowers, Sorghum and Soya. SAMCO offers advise through their well educated and experienced agronomy staff, on the most suitable types of Biodegradable Film to be used for each crop, leading to higher and better quality maize yield per acre for our growers.
Samco is not only a machine manufacturer they also manufacture the degradable film for their system. Samco are actively involved with other companies in the research and development of mulch film types, maize corn varieties, and weed control formulations with many trials carried out each year to ensure customer satisfaction.