Maize and Millets

Maize being the highest yielding cereal crop in the world is of significant importance for countries like Pakistan, where rapidly increasing population, feed and fodder demand have already out stripped the available food, feed and fodder supplies. Maize in Pakistan is cultivated as multipurpose food and forage crop, generally by resource poor farmers using marginal land.

Maize is currently the leading world cereal both in terms of production and productivity. In Pakistan, it is the third most important cereal after wheat and rice. Maize is an important crop in Pakistan in terms of its food for human, feed for poultry and fodder for livestock utilization and as a raw material for the industry.

Maize & Millets Research Institute, Yusafwala, Sahiwal

Name of Variety/hybrid

Year of Release

Yield Potential (Kg/ha)

Avg. Yield (Kg/ha)

Height

Days to Maturity

Grain Colour

Spring

Kharif

Maize Varieties

Agaiti-72 1972 4888 4261 Medium 90-95 80-85 Yellow
Akbar 1973 7000 6022 Tall 110-120 100-105 Yellow
Neelam 1970 6775 6175 Tall 110-120 100-105 Yellow
Sadaf 1975 6800 5887 Tall 115-120 100-105 White
Sultan 1986 7454 6172 Tall 110-120 100-105 Yellow
Golden 1994 7800 6286 Tall 110-120 100-105 Yellow
Agaiti-85 5498 4940 Medium 90-95 80-85 Yellow
Sahiwal-2002 2002 7175 6360 Tall 110-120 100-105 Yellow
Agaiti-2002 5884 5496 Medium 90-95 80-85 Yellow
MMRI-Yellow 2011 8500 6600 Medium 100-110 95-100 Yellow
Pearl 7500 6000 Medium 110-120 100-105 White

Maize Hybrids

DC-59 1966 7598 4726 Medium 115-120 100-108 Yellow
DC-697 1969 9284 6764 Medium 115-120 100-108 Yellow
YHS-201 1987 8797 7537 Medium 115-120 100-108 Yellow
YHS-202 9119 7657 Medium 115-120 100-108 Yellow
YHD-401 1988 8367 7413 Tall 115-120 100-108 Yellow
YHS-301 1989 8455 7445 Medium 115-120 100-108 Yellow
YHD-444 2000 8903 7104 Tall 115-120 100-108 Yellow
YHD-555 9569 7529 Tall 115-120 100-108 Yellow
FH-421 2006 11675 8965 Tall 115-120 100-108 Yellow
FH-810 2011 12000 9750 Tall 115-120 100-108 Yellow
Yusafwala Hybrid 12637 9500 Tall 115-120 100-108 Yellow

Sorghum Varieties

PAK-SS-II 1976 3168 1651 Medium - 110-115 Creamy
YSS-98 1999 5039 2688 Medium - 130-140 Creamy

Pearl Millet Variety

 

18-BY 1976 2817 1631 Tall - 65-70 Grey