A true South African original.
AfriKelp was established in 1971 and has since made an impressive mark on the global agricultural landscape. This is thanks to our highly innovative natural plant growth stimulant solution, which delivers measurable and tangible crop development results. We collect, cultivate, harvest and process both red and brown seaweed to create our innovative solutions, and we do so sustainably and ethically, with a clear focus on environmental responsibility.
At AfriKelp, we believe in sustainability. This is evident in how we harvest our seaweed crop, and nurture our relationships with farmers and distributors. We have been working with the agricultural sector for many decades and have a proven track record in sustainable solutions and service. We are also extremely committed to providing a product that delivers on its promise, and take pride in our reputation for delivering quality results for farmers and the agricultural market.
Our Product Offering
AfriKelp LG-1 is a liquid seaweed concentrate that is freshly harvested from the giant brown seaweed Ecklonia Maxima, and includes the natural biostimulant auxin. As this species of seaweed is only available in commercial quantities along the South African west coast, this solution is one of a kind. No competitor can replicate its qualities or lay claim to its unique benefits.
AfriKelp uses a Cold Micronisation Process (CMP) to treat the kelp once it has been sustainably harvested. The process is gentle and doesn’t use harsh temperatures or harmful chemicals to release the natural plant biostimulants. The treated product is finely filtered to remove unwanted particles larger than 30 microns, and then preserved to guarantee a natural, phyto biostimulant-rich cocktail. The entire process ensures that the active ingredients are not altered in any way before they are bottled.
In addition to adhering to a highly specialised treatment process, AfriKelp has rigorous quality control systems in place to test every batch, ensuring that it works perfectly. We have an in-house Research & Development department to constantly innovate on product and process, and in-house growing rooms for our tester crops. These crops are used to test every single batch of AfriKelp LG-1 produced – no set is released until it has been proven effective. We spray one of our tester mung bean crops with the solution and let it grow, and after 10 days we count the roots. Only when the right number of roots has appeared will the batch be determined to be of a good enough quality for our clients, and released. This process ensures that our quality promise is always kept.
At AfriKelp, our goal is to add value to our growers. We know that every farmer has different needs for their crops and so, through extensive international research and trials, we address these with the relevant solutions and service. A table grape farmer will, for example, use AfriKelp to achieve better berry colouring and consistently larger berry sizes. A soy or maize farmer will use AfriKelp to achieve higher yields. Other farmers can expect increased general plant health and a higher plant resistance to abiotic stresses. The bottom line is that for every agricultural need, AfriKelp delivers a higher return on investment, and every farmer will experience superior plant health and an increased uptake of available nutrients.
We are committed to helping you create perfect produce, and AfriKelp LG-1 does just that. Thus you can be assured of improved plant health and quality using a product that is ethically sourced, sustainably harvested and rigorously tested.