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 Cross
  Grain Characteristics
      Grain color White
Grain Yield   Grain texture Semi-flint
Grain yield under drought stress 2.8 t/ha      
Grain yield under optimum conditions 8.2 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance  
Grain yield on-farm 7.6 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 5.2
      Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 3.6
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 130 cm   Seed Production Characteristics  
Bad husk cover 4.1%   Female seed yield  6.9 t/ha
Ear rot  5.1%   Male seed yield  4.7 t/ha
Root lodging 3.2%   Nicking 9 days
Stalk lodging 3.5%      
Anther-silking interval 0.9 days   Comments
      Product information is based on data from the peer reviewed publication: https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11020161 and the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project, 39 sites On-Farm (2016) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TSC = Tar Spot Complex
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
Further Links  
Chassaigne-Ricciulli AA, Mendoza-Onofre LE, Córdova-Téllez L, Carballo-Carballo A, San Vicente-García FM, Dhliwayo T. Effective Seed Yield and Flowering Synchrony of Parents of CIMMYT Three-Way-Cross Tropical Maize Hybrids. Agriculture. 2021; 11(2):161. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11020161   
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Adaptation > Lowlands
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Region > Latin America
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Tar Spot Complex (TSC)
Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Year announced > 2017
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
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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