CIMMYT's South Asia Drought Tolerant (SADT) pipeline focuses on developing medium- to late-maturing maize hybrids with yellow grain color that are high-yielding, have good standability, tolerance to drought, 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  3.66 t/ha
Male seed yield  2.74 t/ha
Nicking - 1.0 days
Biotic Stress Performance
Turcicum leaf blight (1-9) 4.5
Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Abiotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought stress 4.2 t/ha
Agronomic Characteristics
Maturity 110 DAP
Grain yield under optimum conditions 7.7 t/ha
Grain yield under rainfed conditions 5.2 t/ha
Grain yield under drought stress 4.2 t/ha
Plant height 181 cm
Ear height 89 cm
Ear Position 0.4
Anther-silking interval 1.5 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 Trials (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 > Drought tolerant
Maturity Group > Late maturing
Grain Color > Yellow grain
For Information, Contact:
Patne Nagesh

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