Release of the HQ-61 corn hybrid among farmers in El Salvador.

During the crop cycle 2000-2002, 1430hectares were planted with the new HQ-61 corn hybrid.This new material was planted considering itscharacteristics. The HQ-61 hybrid, with the traditionalgrower´s management practices, yielded 2.38 t/ha; wassimilar to the commercial hybrids (2.23t/ha). The yieldva...

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Autores Principales: Osorio, Manuel de Jesús, Mejía, Carlos Amando
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/article/view/12072
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/17774
Sumario: During the crop cycle 2000-2002, 1430hectares were planted with the new HQ-61 corn hybrid.This new material was planted considering itscharacteristics. The HQ-61 hybrid, with the traditionalgrower´s management practices, yielded 2.38 t/ha; wassimilar to the commercial hybrids (2.23t/ha). The yieldvaried form 0.9 to 3.4 t/ha for the HQ-61 hybrid and from0.6 to 3.18 t/ha for regular corns. From the surveyconducted among growers, 52% said that HQ-61 was equalto regular corn, 29% that it was better and 19% that it wasworse. One advantage found was that 95% of the growersrecognized that the flavor of the corn on the cob and thecorn mush were sweeter and the tortilla was softer. Also,80% of the farmers disliked the plant shape during the firststages, and 50% said that the plant breaks at the bendingtime.