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SAMIL-4 (Maiwa Composite)

Crop Name: Pearl Millet

National Code: NGP-91-4

Variety Name: SAMIL-4

Original Name: Maiwa Composite

Outstanding Characteristics: Strong stem used for fencing where it is grown. (1-2t/ha)

Agroecological Zones: Southern Guinea Savanna, Northern Guinea Savanna and Sudan Savanna Zones

Origin/Source: I.A.R. Samaru Kano station

Developing Institute: I.A.R-Samaru Zaria

Breeder(s)/Collaborators: C.C.Nwasike, R.B. Thakare and S.O. Okiro

Potential Yield (t/ha): 2

Year of Release: 1983

Year of Registration: 1991