BARI Hybrid Maize -1


Main Features of the Variety


Developed byBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/originBARI Hybrid Maize-1 was developed by crossing between three inbred lines collected from Thailand.
Year of release 2000
Main characteristics It is a three- way cross hybrid. Ear large, heavy, height of ear 100-105 cm,  plant height 190-210 cm, weight of ear 250 g.  The ear is filled with kernels up to the tips. Kernels are orange yellow. There are 16 kernel in a ear. Seed weight / ear 230 g, seed/ear 784, in rabi season silk formation time 90-92 days. Grain yellow, large, 1000 grain weight 350-375 g. Presence of deep  anthocyanin in 1st leaf sheath. Crop duration  140-150 days and 100-110 days in kharif season. Anthocyanin color in first leaf sheath and light anthocyanin color in second leaf sheath.
Planting season and timeRabi: Mid November to December, kharif: End of February to first week of April
YieldYield in rabi season 7.5-9.5 t/ha and 6.5-8 t/ha in kharif season

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