MAIZE VARIETY: Shuvra
Main Features of the Variety
|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
|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
|Ripening time require in rabi season 135-145 days and 95-105 days in karif season
|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.