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 Single - Cross
  Grain Characteristics
      Grain color White
Grain Yield   Grain texture Semi-flint
Grain yield under optimum conditions 9.0 t/ha      
Grain yield on-farm 7.7 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought stress 2.2 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 4.9
      Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 2.6
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 3.2%   Female seed yield  4.0 t/ha
Ear rot  5.1%   Male seed yield  1.2 t/ha
Root lodging 2.7%   Nicking 2 days
Stalk lodging 2.5%      
Anther-silking interval 0.8 days   Comments
      Product information is based on data from the peer reviewed publication: https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10070259 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. Development of Seed Production Technology of CIMMYT Tropical Single Cross Maize Hybrids. Agriculture. 2020; 10(7):259. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10070259  
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Product Type > Single-cross hybrid
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Adaptation > Lowlands
Region > Latin America
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Tar Spot Complex (TSC)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Year announced > 2017
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Drought tolerant
Maturity Group > Intermediate maturing
Grain Color > White grain
For Information, Contact:
Arturo Silva
Maize Seed Systems Coordinator - Latin America

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