CIMMYT's Latin America product pipeline Tropical Mid-altitude (LatAmTM) focuses on developing intermediate maturing, white and yellow  grain, high-yielding maize hybrids that are drought tolerant, resistant to GLS and ear rots, and are suitable for food and feed use in tropical rainfed dry/wet mid-altitude areas in Latin America.   General Information
  Adaptation/Agroecological zone 1200 - 1800m above sea level
  Type of product Three-way hybrid
  Grain Characteristics
      Grain color White
Grain  yield   Grain texture Flint
Grain yield on-farm 9.5 t/ha      
Grain yield under drought stress 2.82 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
Grain yield under heat stress 1.31 t/ha   Turcicum leaf blight (TLB) (1-9) 1.7
      Grey leaf spot (GLS) (1-9) 2.2
Agronomic Characteristics   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 2.3
Plant height 262 cm   Rust (1-9) 2.1
Ear height 127 cm   Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Bad husk cover 3.7%  
Ear rot  5.6%      
Root lodging 2.1%   Seed Production Characteristics
Stalk lodging 5.2%   Female seed yield  7.3 t/ha
Anther-silking interval 0.6 days   Male seed yield  1.8 t/ha
      Nicking -3 days
Product information is based on data from the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project, 41 sites On-Farm (2018) Trials.

DAP = days after planting
TLB = Turcicum leaf blight
GLS = Grey leaf spot
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
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Adaptation > Mid-altitudes
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Grey leaf spot (GLS)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Turcicum leaf blight (TLB)
Grain Texture > Flint
Region > Latin America
Year announced > 2019
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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