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 Semi-Flint
Grain yield on-farm 8.46 t/ha      
Grain yield under drought stress 2.99 t/ha   Biotic Stress Performance
      Turcicum leaf blight (TLB) (1-9) 1.8
Agronomic Characteristics   Grey leaf spot (GLS) (1-9) 5.1
Plant height 249 cm   Maydis leaf blight (MLB) (1-9) 1.9
Ear height 126 cm   Rust (1-9) 2.7
Bad husk cover 5.7%   Tar Spot Complex (TSC) (1-9) 1.8
Ear rot  6.3%   Diseases are scored on 1-9 scale, where 1 = Highly resistant; 5 = Tolerant; 9 = Highly susceptible
Root lodging 4.1%  
Stalk lodging 5.2%      
      Seed Production Characteristics
Comments   Female seed yield  7.1 t/ha
Product information is based on data from the Hybrids Testing Network, MasAgro Project, 42 sites On-Farm (2019) Trials.   Male seed yield  1.1 t/ha
  Nicking -5 days
DAP = days after planting
TLB = Turcicum leaf blight
MLB = Maydis leaf blight
GLS = Grey leaf spot
TSC = Tar Spot Complex


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Adaptation > Mid-altitudes
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Ear rots
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Grey leaf spot (GLS)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Tar Spot Complex (TSC)
Biotic Stress Tolerance > Turcicum leaf blight (TLB)
Grain Texture > Semi-flint
Region > Latin America
Year announced > 2020
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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