White Hybrid Maize
LAKE 401 is a high potential quick hybrid but with all-round robust strength giving it a wide adaptability. The large cob size grain fills very quickly after flowering – an attribute for good drought tolerance. Once physiologically mature, the cob dries down slowly enhancing yield and protecting against in field weevil attack. LAKE 401 is an attractive plant type and shows excellent tolerance of all major leaf diseases.
LAKE 501 is an early medium white maize hybrid that shows extreme drought tolerance. Its ability to remain dormant in dry periods and bounce back to give farmers a sound yield is unrivalled. The plant has well placed, low cobs with a thick stalk ensuring that the plant remains standing until harvest.
LAKE 501 has excellent resistance to all major leaf diseases.
This tropical hybrid is well adapted across many of Africa’s environments from hot, humid lowlands to dry mid altitudes and high potential wet highlands. LAKE 601 performs stronger than other hybrids in acidic soils and also shows exceptionally good nitrogen-use efficiency, as well as Striga tolerance, making this hybrid a top performer in emerging farmer sectors. It is also recommended to commercial farmers for its high yield potential and resistance to Nicosulfuron herbicides.
Drought Resistant, adapted to loam, sandy loams and sandy soils in short season areas (>100 days) with average 250 – 750mm rainfall. Resistant to aphids and common leaf diseases.
Yield Potential: 3.0 to 6.0 tonnes / ha Utilisation: Dual purpose of grain and crop residue for: – Food in porridge; – Food in bread as composite flour (20% sorghum: 80% wheat) – Animal feed in poultry as grain, livestock
ZM 521 is a white semi-flint grain maize with excellent GLS resistance and was bred by CIMMYT for Sub-Saharan Africa. It has an intermediate maturity.
ZM 521 excelled particularly under drought and low fertility conditions. The grain is flintier than grain of commercial hybrids. Farmers perceive that flint grain dries more quickly and stores better than dent grain.
Yellow Hybrid Maize
Our LAKE 502 yellow maize hybrid in an early maturing variety that offers versatility to the commercial farmer. This adapted hybrid has proven RSA genetics, and reliable performance in both dryland and irrigated plantings.
LAKE 606 is a tropically adapted yellow maize hybrid that has performed well throughout West, East and Southern Africa. It is widely adapted to medium and high rainfall areas throughout the continent, and has sound attributes for both small scale and commercial farmers alike.
This ultra-early sugar bean is unmatched in its quickness to harvest. Ideally suited to farmers in famine or drought stricken areas that need to make use of a short season to achieve invaluable food security.
The bean is highly nutritious with a high protein content. LAKE 101 is also suited to the commercial farmer aiming to benefit from high early season commodity prices by harvesting before the rest, reducing risk exposure or for the farmer wanting to plant a late season crop. The growth habit is upright and if planted with narrower rows and a population above 220,000 plants/ha, the high pod height may allow mechanical harvest.
This high yielding, early maturing sugarbean variety is bio-fortified; and has been specifically bred to contain higher levels of Iron, Zinc and protein. LAKE 102 is thus the ideal crop for areas needing
improved food nutrition – particularly after drought or famines. The bean is a fast cooking type with an excellent meaty flavour. It is an upright, bush type bean but continues flowering indeterminately;
offering higher drought tolerance. For commercial farmers, the high yields and demand from food aid and feeding programmes make this an exciting new crop variety.