CIMMYT's South Asia heat- and drought-tolerant (SAHDT) pipeline focuses on developing medium- to late-maturing maize hybrids with yellow grain color that are high-yielding, with good standability, tolerance to drought-plus-heat stress, and resistance to TLB and macrophomina stalk rot.
General Information
Adaptation/Agroecological zone Rainfed ecology of South Asia
Hybrid Type: Single cross
Seed Production Characteristics
Female seed yield  3.47 t/ha
Male seed yield  3.03 t/ha
Nicking + 3.5 days
Biotic Stress Performance
Turcicum leaf blight (1-9) 5.4
Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Abiotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under heat stress 5.35 t/ha
Agronomic Characteristics
Maturity 113 DAP
Plant height 170 cm
Ear height 82 cm
Ear Position 0.48
Anther-silking interval 2.22 days
Further Links
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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
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Turcicum leaf blight (TLB)
Adaptation > Lowlands
Region > South Asia
Year announced > 2019
Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Heat tolerant
Maturity Group > Late maturing
Grain Color > Yellow grain
For Information, Contact:
Patne Nagesh

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