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-dent
Grain yield under optimum conditions 9.4 t/ha      
Grain yield on-farm 7.4 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought stress 2.0 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 4.3
      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 241.5 cm      
Ear height 124.9 cm   Seed Production Characteristics
Bad husk cover 3.2%   Female seed yield  7.79 t/ha
Ear rot  5.1%   Male seed yield  4.57 t/ha
Root lodging 1.7%   Nicking 1 day
Stalk lodging 2.7%      
Anther-silking interval 1.16 days      
Product information is based on data from the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project, 38 sites On-Farm (2014) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TSC = Tar Spot Complex
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
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Adaptation > Lowlands
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Tar Spot Complex (TSC)
Grain Texture > Semi-dent
Region > Latin America
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Year announced > 2015
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Drought tolerant
Maturity Group > Intermediate maturing
Product Type > Three-way cross hybrid
Grain Color > White grain
For Information, Contact:
Arturo Silva
Maize Seed Systems Coordinator - Latin America

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