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SC 719

Late Maturing Hybrid
SC 719

Summary

Top late maturing, pan African, well adapted and high yielding white maize hybrid (148 -155 days to maturity)

Details

  • 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
  • Semi-flint grain texture
  • Good Maize Streak Virus and Grey leaf Spot tolerance
  • Good cob rot tolerance.
  • Average plant height of 2.4 m with average cob placement at 1.64m
  • Good standability up to 55 000 plants/ha
  • Excellent tip cover. Medium dry down rate of 1.8% per week.
  • High shelling out % up to 80
  • Farmers' first choice for silage because it has excellent standability, bulkish, leafy with a stay green character to give a silage cutting window
  • Has a good chaff: grain ratio-a measure of silage quality due to high grain yielding ability
  • Good for green mealies; properties – characteristic very long cobs (up to 31.5cm) with up to 900 kernels per cob
  • Three yield components: high shelling out %, high row number (16-18 under good environments) and long cobs (up to 31.5cm)
  • Recommended for natural regions I, II & III

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.