The Samco company was established in Ireland in 1997 by Samuel Shine (the original inventor and patent holder of the Samco 3-in-1 machine). Samuel developed the machine to guarantee local farmers a crop of quality forage maize in a cool, less than favourable climate for maize corn growing.
The Samco System involves the use of a 3-in-1 machine that sows Maize Corn Seed, sprays a pre-emergence herbicide on the soil and lays a thin layer of degradable mulch film over the soil, increasing air and ground temperature and protecting the young seedling from adverse weather and late frosts. The Samco System can be used in a range of climatic conditions depending on the customer’s requirements.
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.