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SC 637

Medium Maturing Hybrid
SC 637

Summary

Medium maturing, high yielding maize hybrid (135-148 days to physiological maturity).

Details

  • 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 tolerance to heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Good tolerance to Maize Streak and Mottle Virus
  • Moderate tolerance to Grey Leaf Spot, Northern Corn Leaf Spot and Common Rust
  • Very good cob rot disease tolerance.
  • Semi flint grain texture. Medium dry down rate of less than 1.6% per week. An option for short rotations but need to be established aerly with irrigation.
  • Three yield components: high shelling out %, high row number (16-18 under good environments) and long cobs (up to 31.5cm and up to 900 kernels per cob)
  • Very good stand ability at up to 55 000 plants/ha
  • Excellent tip cover. Farmers' choice for green mealie production.
  • Plant height 2.7m and cob height 1.5m.
  • Recommended for natural regions 1, 2 and 3. Can be grown in natural regions 4 and 5 but under irrigation.

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.