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 hybrid
  Grain Characteristics
      Grain color Yellow
Grain Yield   Grain texture Semi-flint
Grain yield under optimum conditions 9.0 t/ha      
Grain yield on-farm 7.1 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under drought stress 2.2 t/ha   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 3.4
      Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 5.8
Agronomic Characteristics   Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Maturity 120 DAP  
Plant height 244 cm      
Ear height 120 cm   Seed Production Characteristics
Bad husk cover 4.6%   Female seed yield  4.8 t/ha
Ear rot  6.6%   Male seed yield  4.7 t/ha
Root lodging 7.0%   Nicking 0 days
Stalk lodging 16.1%      
Anther-silking interval 1.3 days      
Product information is based on data from the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project 43 sites On-Farm (2017) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TSC = Tar Spot Complex
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
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Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Product Type > Single-cross hybrid
Region > Latin America
Year announced > 2018
Adaptation > Lowlands
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Maydis Leaf Blight (MLB)
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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