Maize seed varieties to consider this farming season

Maize seed varieties to consider this farming season

Mkulima today please tell us what maize variety you planted during the 2019 short showers of rain period. We aim to provide better customized recommendations fitting your interests and location.

Make sure to adopt good agricultural practices to achieve the maximum potential yield of your farm. This will also ensure the maximum performance of the seeds.

There are two types of maize varieties that you should consider this coming season.

The two categories are categorized as per their maturity period. We have very early and early maturity.

Very early maturity takes a period of 90 to 100 days while the early stage variety takes between 100 and 120 days.

Very early stage

Select a very early stage maturing variety to learn more about its variational characteristics and how it can boost your yield.

SAWA

  • Has a sweet taste.
  • Drought tolerant
  • Matures extra early
  • Good standability
  • Produces 30 to 32 bags per acre
  • Stays green after maturity
  • Dries faster with white grain.

PAN 3M-01

  • Good husk cover
  • Flowers very early
  • Matures extra early
  • Does well in dry conditions
  • Produces between 20 to 25 bags per acre
  • Has excellent grains
  • Stands well
  • Excellent shelling quality
  • Dries faster

Tosheka (MH-401)

  • It is tolerant to moisture stress
  • Matures extra early
  • Ears droop when mature
  • Produces 28 to 30 bags per acre
  • Good for milling and green maize
  • Stays green when mature making it good for stover

PAN 4M-19

  • Produces multi cobs
  • Excellent tolerance to moisture stress
  • Good grain texture
  • Good standability
  • Fast dry down
  • Produces 30 t0 35 bags per acre

Early maturing maize variety

PAN 3M-05

  • Drought tolerant
  • Good grain quality
  • Good standability
  • Produces between 26 to 40 bags per acre
  • Good resistance to head smut disease
  • Good common rust tolerance
  • Strong stems

P2809W

  • Good husk cover
  • Tolerant to cob rotting
  • Stands well
  • Excellent shelling quality
  • Dries down quickly
  • Producers 40 bags per acre

DK8033

  • Strong stems
  • Stands well
  • Produces double cobs
  • Mature ears drop
  • Produces between 34 to 36 bags per acre

DK8031

  • Drought tolerant
  • Strong stems
  • Ears drop when mature
  • Tolerant to leaf disease
  • Produces 28 to 32 bags per acre

H516

  • Good husk cover
  • Very tolerant of lodging
  • Does well in coffee-growing belts
  • Produces 28 bags per acre

H513

  • Has good standability
  • Strong stalks
  • Partially tolerant to maize streak virus disease
  • Produces 24 bags per acre

Make sure to adopt good agricultural practices to achieve the maximum potential yield of your farm. This will also ensure the maximum performance of the seeds.

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