Maize hybrid seed production manual

Posted by Carelia Juarez on , in CIMMYT Publications

Maize hybrid seed production manual2014MacRobert, J.Setimela, P.S.Gethi, J.Regasa, M.W. Mexico, DF (Mexico)CIMMYT v, 26 p. 

98078Maize hybrid seed provides farmers with varieties  containing improved genetics, such as high yield  potential and unique trait combinations to counter  diseases and adverse growing conditions. However,  the quality of hybrid seed depends greatly on  field production methods, both in adherence to  quality assurance standards and implementation of appropriate agronomic management. While open pollinated maize seed production is relatively straightforward, hybrid seed production requires additional field practices that are critical to success.

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