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December 1st, 2015 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

thumb.aspx B4FA Fellow Lominda Afedraru reports: The National Crop Resources Research Institute in Namulonge (NaCCRI), the maize varieties recently released are Naro Maize-03, Naro Maize-56, Naro Maize-57. These are high yielding hybrids to address the problems of diseases and declining soil fertility. Dr Michael Otim, the head of the cereals department, explains that Naro Maize-56 has features of being tolerant to MLN. Its yield capacity in farmer fields is 8-9 per hectare and it has a characteristic of staying green throughout the planting season. It can tolerant post flowering drought conditions and its maturity period is 135 to 140 days. Read more