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Region 5 - Maize

Product Type: 
Maize
Region 5
Receives less than 650mm of rainfall on average annually, with uneven distribution
Irrigated: 
SC 727, SC 719, SC 649, SC 627, SC 643
Dry Land: 

SC 513, SC 533, SC403, SC 419 (coming soon), SC 301

Varieties for Irrigated Land

SC 727
  • Highest yielding hybrid in Africa with some farmers hitting top yields of 21t/Ha in the high potential/irrigated areas.
  • Late maturing white maize hybrid (155-160 days to reach physiological maturity).
  • Excellent heat and drought tolerance. Tolerant to common maize diseases. An elastic and widely adapted hybrid for both dryland and irrigated farming. Recommended for natural regions 1, 2 and 3 in Zimbabwe.
 
SC 719
  • Farmers' first choice in the irrigated and high potential environments - yields up to 21 t/Ha under good management
  • Late maturing white maize hybrid (148-155 days to reach physiological maturity)
  • Top performer and a global hybrid, hardy and well adapted across environments and seasons
  • Has good tolerance to most maize diseases in Zimbabwe.
 
SC 649
  • Medium maturing white maize hybrid (135-145 days to reach physiological maturity)
  • Highest yielder in Zimbabwe in the 600 series maturity group up to 16 t/ha.
  • Excellent disease tolerance
  • Heat and drought stress tolerance and wide adaptation.
 
SC 637
  • Medium maturing white maize hybrid (135-148 days to reach physiological maturity)
  • Excellent farmers' choice variety for high potential and irrigated farming with yield potential of up to 16 t/ha
  • Mild to tolerance to heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Good tolerance to common maize diseases in Zimbabwe
 
SC 627
  • Medium maturity white maize hybrid (135-144 days to reach physiological maturity)
  • Widely adapted and stable variety across diverse environments with yield potential of above 10 t/ha under good management.
  • Excellent tolerance to major maize diseases in Zimbabwe
  • Recommended for regions I, II, III & IV
 
SC 643
  • Quality Protein Maize variety - high levels of essential amino acids (lysine and tryptophan) which is needed by monogastric animals e.g. pigs
  • Medium maturing white maize hybrid (135-141 days to reach physiological maturity). Wide adaptation with excellent drought and heat stress tolerance.
  • Recommended for region II, III & IV
  • High yield potential up to 12 t/ha

Varieties for Dry Land

SC 301

  • An ultra-early (3 months to maturity), maize hybrid with high yield potential that is comparable up to 7t/Ha.
  • It confers significant early maturity superiority (<110 days to reach physiological maturity at 1300 metres above sea level).
  • Excellent heat and drought stress tolerance make it suitable for areas with short rainfall seasons such as regions 4 and 5.

SC 403

  • Farmers' choice for medium to low rainfall areas.
  • SC 403 is a very early maturing white grained hybrid.
  • Takes 119-127 days to reach physiological maturity at 1300 metres above sea level. 
  • Stable across regions and seasons.
  • Heat and drought stress tolerant hybrid.  Has a yield potential of up to 9 t/Ha

SC 419 (Coming Soon)

  • Very early maturing white and hard dent grained maize hybrid.
  • Reaches physiological maturity in 128 days at 1300 meters above sea level.
  • Excellent global and regional adaptation. An all rounder variety from region 2 to 4 of Zimbabwe.
  • Highest yielder in the 400 series category with potential yield of up to 12 t/Ha.
  • Can easily out-compete some hybrids in the 500 and 600 series maturity groups.

SC 513

  • Popular variety with farmers
  • An early maturing white grained maize hybrid. Reaches physiological maturity in 137 days at 1300 metres above sea level. 
  • Pan-African early maturing hybrid that performs across diverse environments. Excellent drought tolernance. Elastic maize hybrid, good for both high and low potential environments with yield potential of up to 10 t/ha.

SC 533

  • Exceptional heat and drought tolerance
  • Semi-flint grain type with good pounding quality
  • High yielding up to 10 T/Ha

We are encouraging women to engage into farming for the betterment of their lives.

Seed Co has provided us with a stable market and technical support during the season.

We received a planter, plough and harrow from Seed Co and this greatly improved our lives as communal farmers.