New CIMMYT corn hybrid available from the Latin American breeding program – CIMMYT

How does CIMMYT’s improved maize reach the farmer?

CIMMYT is proud to announce a new improved subtropical maize hybrid that is now available for adoption by public and private sector partners, especially those interested in commercializing or disseminating hybrid maize seed across mid-altitudes. of Mexico and similar agro-ecologies. National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) and seed companies are encouraged to apply for a license to commercialize this new hybrid to bring the benefits of improved seeds to farming communities.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 24, 2022. Applications received after this date will be considered in the next round of product allocation.

The newly available CIMMYT corn hybrid, CIM20LAPP2B-2, was identified through rigorous testing and a staged advancement process that resulted in 2020 Stage 5 trials for the corn breeding pipeline of Tropical Middle Altitude of Latin America (LA-PP2B) from CIMMYT. Although individual products vary, the LA-PP2B pipeline aims to develop corn hybrids that match the product profile described in the following table:

Product Profile Basic Features Nice to Have / Emerging Traits
Product Profile Latin America 2B (LA-PP2B) Intermediate ripening yellow grain, high yielding, drought tolerant, resistant to FSR, GLS and ear rot TSC, TLB

Information on the newly available CIMMYT maize hybrid from the Latin American breeding program, application instructions and other relevant documents can be found in the CIMMYT maize product catalog and links provided below.

Use the following link to access the full CIMMYT Mexico Stage 4 and 5 Trials: 2019 and 2020 Trial Results and Product Announcement, including trial performance summary data and trial location data.

Applications must be accompanied by a proposed marketing plan for each product requested. Applications may be submitted online through the CIMMYT Maize Licensing Portal and will be considered in accordance with CIMMYT Principles and Procedures for the Acquisition and Use of CIMMYT Maize Hybrids and OPVs for Commercialization. Specific questions or issues encountered in relation to the application process may be directed to [email protected] paying attention to Nicholas DavisProgram Manager, Global Maize Programme, CIMMYT.