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SC 555 (NEW)

Early Maturing Hybrid
Early Maturing
SC 555 (NEW)

Summary

Early Maturing high yielding and widely adapted white hybrid. 135 days to reach physiological maturity

Details

  • Early maturing white and hard dent grained maize hybrid.
  • Reaches physiological maturity in 136 days at 1350 meters above sea level.
  • Excellent regional and global adaptation.
  • An all-rounder variety from region 1 to 4 of Zimbabwe. Highest yielder in the 500 series category with potential yield of up to 14 t/Ha.
  • Can easily compete with hybrids in the 600 series maturity groups.
  • Bestows the three major yield components/determinants; Excellent cobbing ability (big and long cobs), High row number (14-16), High shelling out percentage (+80%).
  • Excellent heat and drought stress tolerance with a characteristic elastic response to drought when planted in low rainfall areas.
  • Excellent tolerance to major maize diseases with good tolerance to gray leaf sport.
  • Excellent eye appeal coupled with a deep stay green colour characteristic, very tight tip cover and large grains.
  • Excellent standability aided by a low cob placement of 1.0m against an average plant height of 2.5m. Can withstand high plant population densities of up to 65 000 plants per ha in high potential areas.  Moderate dry down rate-loses 1.8% moisture per week.
  • An excellent high yielding hybrid for short rotations (double cropping systems) eg maize-wheat rotation.

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