MURO – FAO 550
MEDIUM – LATE HYBRID OF THE LAST GENERATION. MASSIVE EAR PROVIDES HIGH AND STABLE YIELD. STALK IS MEDIUM HEIGHT (AROUND 290cm) WITH LOWER POSITIONED EAR (~100cm).
- Cylindrical ear forms up to 20 kernel rows. It is often over 25 – 26cm long. The characteristic of this hybrid is healthy ear with regular rows of grains. Healthy grain is in the type of yellow dent corn, large and deep. Very good ear husk coverage. Excellent grain yield. Cob is thin.
- Solid and elastic stalk is resistant to lodging and breakage. Deep root system allows it better resistance to root lodging. In the active leaves zone after pollination (above the ear), this hybrid has 5-7 leaves, which provides it excellent yield.
- It is characterized by a very quick release of moisture from the grain in the autumn and by this feature it is one of the best in its maturity group. Few of hybrids from this FAO maturity group can compete with it on this characteristic. It is suitable for harvesting with combine or with grain harvester for storing in the basket. At this hybrid there are minimum costs for artificial drying.
- This hybrid is tolerant to drought and various economically important plant diseases.
- Responds well to the optimum and uniform doses of fertilizers and intensive agricultural technology. It has a very high genetic yield potential. Therefore, if you are willing to invest more in the production, this hybrid will give you a superior yield. It is the best in irrigation conditions. Adaptable hybrid, and is recommended to be grown on different soil types in different agro-ecological conditions. The best results are achieved in the plain areas and river valleys, up to 200 m above sea level.
- Recommended planting density: 71 500 plants/ha (at 21 cm), in poor soil conditions adapt planting density by reducing the number of plants, but not below 65 000.