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Crop Name: Maize

National Code: NGZM-17-134

Variety Name: SAMMAZ 53

Original Name: TZEE-W STR 105BC2

Outstanding Characteristics: Extra-early maturity, high grain yield, tolerance to drought and Striga hermonthica. (7.6t/ha)

Agroecological Zones: Northern Guinea and Sudan Savanna Ecologies

Origin/Source: IITA, Ibadan

Developing Institute: IITA, Ibadan and IAR, Samaru

Breeder(s)/Collaborators: B. Badu-Apraku, M. Oyekunle, S. G. Ado, G. Olaoye, I. S. Usman, H. Mani, A. Talabi, M.A. Aderounmu, U. S. Abdullahi, R.O. Abdulmalik, H.O. Ahmed, L.B. Hassan, M.B. Hassan & M.A. Yahaya

Minimum Yield (t/ha): 7.6

Maximum Yield (t/ha): 7.6

Year of Release: 2017

Year of Registration: 2017