Development of a maize breeding programme in Zambia. II-Evaluation of introduced material and formation of Zambia Composite Z

J.B. Abington

Abstract


The system adopted to evaluate introduced exotic maize varieties in Zambia is described. Results are presented which indicate that maize varietal cross hybrids which perform as well as conventional maize hybrid varieties can be obtained. The formation of a second breeding population and its early performance is given, and the level of success achieved by the system adopted is discussed.

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