CIMMYT's South Asia Drought Tolerant (SADT) profile focuses on developing maize medium-to-late maturing hybrids with yellow grain color that are high-yielding with good standability, tolerance to drought stress, and resistance to TLB and Fusarium stalk rot. 
General Information
Adaptation/Agroecological zone Rainfed ecology of South Asia
Hybrid Type: Single cross
Seed Production Characteristics
Female seed yield  3.12 t/ha
Male seed yield  4.28 t/ha
Nicking + 4.5 days
Biotic Stress Performance
Turcicum leaf blight (1-9) 3.6
Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Abiotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought 5.6 t/ha
Agronomic Characteristics
Maturity 105 DAP
Grain yield under optimum conditions 9.2 t/ha
Grain yield under rainfed conditions 6.3 t/ha
Plant height 209 cm
Ear height 112 cm
Ear Position 0.54 m
Anther-silking interval 1.3 days
Further Links
Full Announcement
Regional Trial Data Summary
Regional Trial Site Information
Product information is based on data from the CIMMYT Hyderabad Maize Regional On-Station (2018)

DAP = days after planting
Opt = Optimum Management
TLB = Turcicum Leaf Blight
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Product Type > Single-cross hybrid
Grain Texture > Flint
Adaptation > Lowlands
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Turcicum leaf blight (TLB)
Year announced > 2019
Region > South Asia
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Drought tolerant
Maturity Group > Intermediate maturing
Grain Color > Yellow grain
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Patne Nagesh

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