Shuvra

MAIZE VARIETY: Shuvra

Main Features of the Variety

 

Developed by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/origin The variety was derived from the CIMMYT population(Mix.1×col. GPO.1) ×ETO
Year of release 1986
Main characteristics The kernel color of the composite variety is white and semi-flint type. Ears are conical shaped. Plant height (180-200 cm) is higher than local variety. Height of the ears 60-70cm. Grain white, large size and ear  fulfill with grain, 1000 grain weight 300-310, Upper portion of leaf is smaller than lower portion and comparatively narrow. Strong anthocyanin and 1st leaf sheath and medium pigmentation in leaf sheath at 2-leaf stage.
Planting season and time Rabi: Mid November to mid December
Harvesting time Ripening time require in rabi season 135-145 days and 95-105 days in karif season
Yield Yield of ear 50-53 thousand/ha, Yeild in rabi season 4-5.5 t/ha and 3.5-4.5 t/ha in karif season.

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