CIMMYT's Latin America product pipeline Tropical Lowland (LatAmTLW) focuses on developing intermediate maturing, white grain, high-yielding maize hybrids that are drought tolerant, resistant to TSC, MLB and ear rots, and are suitable for food use in tropical rainfed dry/wet low-altitude areas in Latin America.   General Information
  Adaptation/Agroecological zone 0 - 1000m above sea level
  Type of product Three-way hybrid
  Grain Characteristics
      Grain color White
Grain yield   Grain texture Semi-Flint
Grain yield under optimum conditions 8.3 t/ha      
Grain yield on-farm 6.8 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought stress 2.0 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 3.4
      Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 4.0
Agronomic Characteristics   Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Maturity 120 DAP  
Plant height 260 cm      
Ear height 135 cm   Seed Production Characteristics
Bad husk cover 2.9%   Female seed yield  6.73 t/ha
Ear rot  4.9%   Male seed yield  3.04 t/ha
Root lodging 2.8%   Nicking -5 days
Stalk lodging 5.3%      
Anther-silking interval 1.12 days   Comments
      Product information is based on data from the Hybrids Testing Network, Maize for Mexico, 15 sites On-Farm (2020) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TSC = Tar Spot Complex
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
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Year announced > 2021
Region > Latin America
Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Adaptation > Lowlands
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Tar Spot Complex (TSC)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Drought tolerant
Maturity Group > Intermediate maturing
Grain Color > White grain
Product Type > Three-way cross hybrid
For Information, Contact:
Arturo Silva
Maize Seed Systems Coordinator - Latin America

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