Maize is the staple food in the region. Large, as well as small-scale farmers, produce the crop and a large percentage of the poplation depends on maize as an income-generating crop.Maize is one of the most dynamic crops regarding the adaptation of new technology.

rsz maize kh600 14e

Suitable Areas; Kitale, Bomet, Sotik,
Kisii, Nyandarua, Nakuru, Turbo, Nyeri,
Subukia, Kapenguria, & Environs.

Features: KH600-14E
  • Matures in 160-170 days.
  • Average yields is 45-50 bags per acre.
  • Has excellent husk cover.
  • Tolerant to moisture stress.
  • Tolerant to GLS, Blight and Rust.
  • Minimal to zero rotting.
  • Droops when dry.

rsz maize kh500 33a

Suitable Areas; Kakamega, Bungoma, Nunguni,
Kangudo, Mua Hills, Nyeri, Murang'a,
Embu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Nakuru, Subukia,
Bomet, Loitokitok & other coffee zones.

Features: KH500-33A
  • Matures in 120-140 days.
  • Average yield is 35-40 bags peer acre.
  • Good standability.
  • Resistant to MSV & tolerant to Smut.
  • Flinty white grains, tightly packed.
  • Large cobs & stalk
  • Good taste when roasted
  • Good stalk & Foliage for cattle feed.


rsz maize kdv 61

Suitable Areas; Kisumu, Homabay,
Siaya, Rongo, Ahero, Ugunja, Busia,
Mbeere, Mwea, Makuyu, Nunguni,
Mua Hills, Kangundo, Tala, Kabati & Environs.

Features: KDV-6
  • Matures in 75-90 days.
  • Average yield is 25-30 bags per acre.
  • Drought tolerant maize.
  • Extra-early maturity.
    Large cobs & stalk


rsz maize frc425ir poster

Suitable Areas; Kisumu, Homabay,
Siaya, Rongo, Ahero, Oyugis, Ugunja,
Busia, & Striga Weed (Kayongo) Prone Areas.

Features: FRC425IR
  • Matures in 90-120 days.
  • Average yield is 25-30 bags per acre.
  • Specially developed to be grown in Striga weed prone areas.
  • It is resistant to lmazapyr herbicide which kills Striga weed.
  • Early maturing variety.


 

                                                                            OTHER MAIZE SEEDS VARIETIES

HIGH ALTITUDE MAIZE VARIETIES

KH600-11D

  • Matures in 160-170 days
  • Average yields is 45-50 bags per acre
  • Has excellent husk cover
  • Tolerant to moisture stress
  • Tolerant to GLS, Blight and Rust
  • Minimal to zero rotting
  • Droops when dry.

KH600-16A

  • Matures in 140-180 days
  • Droops when dry
  • Yields 45-50 bags/acre
  • Very good standability
  • Tolerant to GLS, leaf blight & rust
  • Good husk cover & ear droops when dry

 

 

 MID ALTITUDE MAIZE VARIETIES

KH500-31A

  • Matures in 120-140 days
  • Average yield is 35-40 bags/acre
  • Good standability
  • Resistant to MSV & tolerant to Smut
  • Flinty white grains, tightly packed
  • Large cobs & stalk
  • Good taste when roasted.

KH500-39E

  • Matures in 120-140 days
  • Average yields is 35-40 bags/acre
  • Tolerant to MSV, leaf blight and leaf rust
  • Good stalk for cattle feed
  • Good standability
  • Large cobs and stalk
  • Semi flinty grains, tightly packed
  • good taste when roasted

DROUGHT TOLERANT MAIZE VARIETY

KDV-1 (OPV)

  • Matures in 75-90 days
  • Average yield is 25-30 bags/acre
  • Drought tolerant maize
  • Extra early maturity.

QUALITY PROTEIN MAIZE VARIETY

KH500Q

  • Matures in 110-120 days
  • Average yield is 35-40 bags/acre
  • Drought tolerant
  • Droops when dry
  • High protein content
  • Greater nutritional value for human consumption and animal feed
  • Recommended for medium altitude.

 

 

 

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