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DRYLAND MAIZE VARIETIES
These varieties perform well at altitudes between 500 and 1300 m above sea level.
RECOMMENDE GROWING AREAS:Arid and Semi-arid areas of Makuenui,Machokos, Kangundo,Siaya,Kibos,Busia ,Kibwezi,Kitui, Karachuonyo, Nyando,Kisumu Bondo and some parts of Butere
DH 04 can also perform well in Early to medium transitional zones and lowland areas of Kirinyaga, West Pokot, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Kerio Valley, Kagio, Mwea, Makueni, Kitui, Marakwet, Baringo and Koibatek.
VARIETY
AVAREGE
YIELD/ACRE
(90Kg)
PERIOD OF MATURITY
(DAYS)
SPEACIAL ATTRIBUTES
DH 01
16
70-90
  • Long stay Green trait
  • Drought tolerant
  •  Good level of tolerant  to leaf blight,common rust and ear rot
DH 02
18
70-100
  • Earlier than dh 04
  • Tolerant to Maize streak virus
  • Tolerant to water stress
  • Has a long stay green trait
DH 03
22
80-120
  • A good level of tolerant  to blight and MSV
  • Good husk cover
  •  Has better stand ability
  • Good moisture stress tolerance
DH 04
24
80-120
  • Short
  • Drought tolerant
  • Good husk cover and  standability
 
 

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