Maize hybrid seed production manual

A practical guide to basic concepts and workflows for quality hybrid maize seed production.

Maize hybrid seed provides farmers with varieties containing improved genetics, such as high yield potential and unique trait combinations to counter diseases and adverse growing conditions. 

 

However, the quality of hybrid seed depends greatly on field production methods, both in adherence to quality assurance standards and implementation of appropriate agronomic management.

 

This manual provides a practical guide for maize hybrid seed production that covers:

 

  • Maize hybrids
  • Seed classes
  • Planning requirements
  • Pre-basic, basic and certified seed production
  • Field management
  • Practical seed production workflow and documentation examples.
 
Manual
Maize hybrid seed production manual (2004)
Practical manual for quality hybrid maize seed production
John MacRobert, Peter Setimela, James Gethi, Mosisa Worku Regasa