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Crop Name: Cassava

National Code: NGME-12-43

Variety Name: UMUCASS 43

Original Name: IITA TMS I011206

Outstanding Characteristics: High root yield, high dry matter content, drought tolerance (leaf retention in dry season), and suitability for high quality cassava flour due to low fibre content and high starch of dry roots. (53t/ha)

Agroecological Zones: Rainforest and Northern Guinea Savanna

Origin/Source: IITA, Ibadan

Developing Institute: IITA, Ibadan, NRCRI, Umudike

Breeder(s)/Collaborators: Peter Kulakow, Alfred Dixon, Chiedozie N. Egesi, Emmanuel Okogbenin, Bunmi Olasanmi, Paul Ilona, Elizabeth Parkes, Okechukwu N. Eke- Okoro, Salome Njoku and Joseph Onyeka

Potential Yield (t/ha): 53

Year of Release: 2012

Year of Registration: 2012