CIMMYT's eastern Africa product pipeline 1B (EA-PP1B) focuses on developing high-yielding, early maturing maize varieties with white grain, drought tolerance, NUE, and resistance to GLS, TLB, MSV, and ear rots, that are suitable for food use in tropical, rainfed, dry, mid-altitude areas in eastern Africa and similar agroecologies.    General Information
  Adaptation/Agroecological zone 1000 - 1600 masl
  Type of product Three-way cross hybrid
  Year first announced 2019
  Grain Characteristics
  Grain color White
  Grain texture Semi dent
Grain Yield   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under optimum conditions 8.4 t/ha   Turcicum leaf blight (TLB) (1-9) 3.8
Grain yield under high density 8.8 t/ha   Grey leaf spot (GLS) (1-9) 1.8
Grain yield under drought stress 5.1 t/ha   Common Rust (1-9) 2.0
Grain yield under low N stress 4.2 t/ha   FAW leaf damage  (1-9) 5.7
Grain yield under MLN art. Inoc. 0.6 t/ha   FAW cob damage  (1-9) 2.0
      Grain weight loss (MW) 0.2%
Agronomic Characteristics   Grain weight loss (LGB) 0.2%
Maturity 138 DAP   Ear rots 3.3%
Plant height 240.2 cm   Diseases were originally scored on a 1-5 scale but have been converted here to a 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible.
Ear height 98.4 cm  
Bad husk cover 6.8%      
Root lodging 3.7%   Seed Production Characteristics
Stalk lodging 1.0%   Female seed yield  8.0 t/h
Anther-silking interval 1.2 days   Male seed yield 3.4 t/h
Ear aspect (1-5) 2.4   Nicking - 3 days
Plant aspect (1-5) 2.4      
Plant and ear aspects are scored on 1-5 scale, where 1 = desirable and 5 = undesirable characteristics   Comments
  Product information is based on data from various trials conducted by CIMMYT in eastern Africa in 2019.

art. inoc. = artificial inoculation
DAP = days after planting
FAW = Fall armyworm
GLS = Grey Leaf Spot
HD = High Density (80,000 plants per ha)
Low N = Managed Low Nitrogen
masl = meters above sea level
MD = Managed drought
MSV = maize streak virus
NUE = Nitrogen Use Efficient
Opt = Optimum Management
TLB = Turcicum Leaf Blight
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Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Drought tolerant
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Nitrogen-use efficient (NUE)
Adaptation > Mid-altitudes
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Grey leaf spot (GLS)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maize streak virus (MSV)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Rust
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Turcicum leaf blight (TLB)
Grain Color > White grain
Grain Texture > Semi-dent
Maturity Group > Intermediate maturing
Product Type > Three-way cross hybrid
Region > Eastern Africa
Year announced > 2019
For Information, Contact:
Nicholas Davis
Program Manager

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