BARI Maize-5


Main Features of the Variety


Developed byBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute(BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/originThe variety was developed in Bangladesh through crossing of all possible combinations between five inbreeds and five composites/advanced materials from CIMMYT.
Year of release 1997
Main characteristics It is high yielding composite variety. Stem hard, ear heavy , tall . The plant and ear height of the variety ranged from 165-180cm and 70-80cm, respectively.    Grain is  yellow, 1000 grain weight 290-310 g., crop duration  135-155 days and 95-105 days in karif season
Planting season and timeMid November to mid December
YieldYeld in rabi season 6-6.5 t/ha and 3.5-4.0 t/ha in karif season

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