Hygrotech was founded in 1984 and originated from a company called Roode Lyon which was well known in the vegetable seed and agricultural industries of South Africa. Hygrotech pioneered the development of F1 hybrids in the South African vegetable industry. Our innovative name is derived from:
HY - Hybrid GRO - Growing TECH - Technologies
Many other technologies were introduced, developed and championed by Hygrotech in SA in the early days such as – the Seedling system and polystyrene trays, foliar feeding, environmentally friendly stickers etc.
Thus it is fitting that Hygrotech is now deemed the market leader in vegetable seed marketing and distribution in South Africa.
Offering a "one stop" service to more that 4 000 clients throughout South Africa, Hygrotech offers seed, adjuvants, growth stimulants, seedling systems (seed trays, growing medium and sowing machines), adjuvants, fertilisers, foliar feeds, biological products, plant manipulators and mechanical implements – in short many of the necessities for the modern vegetable farmer, and agriculture in Southern Africa.
FertAgChem a division of Hygrotech was launched in 2011, the main purpose of the division is research and development of softer agricultural chemicals, another innovative name:
FERT - Fertiliser AG - Agricultural CHEM - Chemicals