CIMMYT's Latin America product pipeline Tropical Lowland (LatAmTLY) focuses on developing intermediate maturing, yellow  grain, high-yielding maize hybrids that are drought tolerant, resistant to MLB and ear rots, and are suitable for feed 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 Yellow
Grain Yield   Grain texture Flint
Grain yield under drought stress 2.0 t/ha      
Grain yield on-farm 7.2 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under optimum conditions 8.9 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 4.8
      Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 6.4
Agronomic Characteristics   Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Maturity 120 DAP  
Plant height 245 cm      
Ear height 122 cm   Seed Production Characteristics
Bad husk cover 2.2%   Female seed yield  5.5 t/ha
Ear rot  3.6%   Male seed yield  3.4 t/ha
Root lodging 0.8%   Nicking 0 days
Stalk lodging 3.4%      
Anther-silking interval 2.1 days      
Product information is based on data from the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project, 36 sites On-Farm (2016) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TSC = Tar Spot Complex
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
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Product Type > Single-cross hybrid
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Adaptation > Lowlands
Region > Latin America
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
Grain Texture > Flint
Year announced > 2017
Abiotic Stress Tolerance > Drought tolerant
Maturity Group > Intermediate maturing
Grain Color > Yellow grain
Seed producibility traits > Good nicking
For Information, Contact:
Arturo Silva
Maize Seed Systems Coordinator - Latin America

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