CIMMYT is happy to announce four new, improved tropical maize hybrids that are now available for uptake by public and private sector partners, especially those interested in marketing or disseminating hybrid maize seed across Latin America and similar agro-ecological zones. Public- and private-sector organizations are hereby invited to apply for licenses to pursue national release and /or scale-up seed production and deliver these maize hybrids to farming communities.
|Product Code||Target agroecology||Key traits|
|CIM20LAPP1A-11||Latin-American lowland tropics and similar agroecologies.||Intermediate maturing, white, high yielding, drought tolerant, and resistant to TSC, MLB, and ear rots|
|CIM20LAPP1C-9||Intermediate maturing, yellow, high yielding, drought tolerant, and resistant to MLB and ear rots|
|Performance data||Download the CIMMYT Latin America Stage 4 and Stage 5 Trials: Results of the 2020 and 2021 Trials and Product Announcement from Dataverse.|
|How to apply||Visit CIMMYT’s maize product allocation page for details|
|Application deadline||The deadline to submit applications to be considered during the first round of allocations is 25 November 2022. Applications received after that deadline will be considered during subsequent rounds of product allocations.|
The newly available CIMMYT maize hybrids, CIM20LAPP1C-9, CIM20LAPP1C-10, CIM20LAPP1A-11 and CIM20LAPP1A-12, were identified through rigorous trialing and a stage-gate advancement process which culminated in the 2020 and 2021 CIMMYT Latin America Stage 4 and Stage 5 Trials. The products were found to meet the stringent performance criteria for CIMMYT’s LA-PP1A and LA-PP1C breeding pipelines. While there is variation between different products coming from the same pipeline, the LA-PP1A and LA-PP1C pipelines are designed around the target product profiles described below:
|Product Profile||Basic traits||Nice-to-have / Emerging traits||Target agroecologies|
(Tropical Lowland White)
|Intermediate maturing, white, high yielding, drought tolerant, and resistant to TSC, MLB, and ear rots||GLS, Fusarium Stalk Rot||Latin-American lowland tropics and similar agroecologies.|
(Tropical Lowland Yellow)
|Intermediate maturing, yellow, high yielding, drought tolerant, and resistant to MLB and ear rots||GLS, Fusarium Stalk Rot||Latin-American lowland tropics and similar agroecologies.|
|MLB: Maydis leaf blight; TSC: Tar spot complex; GLS: Grey leaf spot|
Applications must be accompanied by a proposed commercialization plan for each product being requested. Applications may be submitted online via the CIMMYT Maize Licensing Portal and will be reviewed in accordance with CIMMYT’s Principles and Procedures for Acquisition and use of CIMMYT maize hybrids and OPVs for commercialization. Specific questions or issues faced with regard to the application process may be addressed to GMP-CIMMYT@cgiar.org with attention to Nicholas Davis, Program Manager, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT.