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SC 529

Early Maturing Hybrid
SC 529


Early, stable, widely adapted high yielding hybrid. Top yielder beyond its maturity group.


  • Early, adapted high yielding maize hybrid. Reaches physiological maturity in 135 days at 1300 metres above sea level. Top yielder in the 500 series category in Zimbabwe and perfoms beyond its maturity group under favourable conditions
  • Out-competes most 600 series hybrids on the market. 
  • Top yielder in this maturity group with high yield potential of up to 13 t/ha. Long attractive cob (28-30 cm) with semi-flint grain texture and good tip cover.
  • High Shelling percentage of about 80%
  • Moderate cob rot tolerance
  • Good Grey Leaf Spot tolerance with moderate Maize Streak Virus tolerance.
  • Plant height 2.50 m and cob height 1.26 m
  • Good standability, can with stand population densities of up to 60 000 plants/ha.
  • Early maturing coupled with medium dry down rate of about 1.8% per week making it suitable for short crop rotations/double cropping set-ups e.g. maize-wheat rotations
  • Recommended for Natural regions II, III and IV.

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