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 optimum conditions 8.8 t/ha      
Grain yield on-farm 6.5 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought stress 3.9 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 3.0
      Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 2.8
Agronomic Characteristics   Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Maturity 120 DAP  
Plant height 262 cm      
Ear height 138 cm   Seed Production Characteristics
Bad husk cover 8.1%   Female seed yield  8.1 t/ha
Ear rot  8.5%   Male seed yield  3.4 t/ha
Root lodging 4.6%   Nicking  - 6 days
Stalk lodging 8.0%      
Anther-silking interval 0.5 days      
Product information is based on data from Seed Production Research Trials and the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project, 32 sites On-Farm (2019) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TSC = Tar Spot Complex
MLB = Maydis leaf blight


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Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Tar Spot Complex (TSC)
Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Region > Latin America
Year announced > 2020
Adaptation > Lowlands
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
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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