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PD87W16 ()

Crop Name: Sorghum

National Code: NGSB-13-46

Variety Name: PD87W16

Original Name:

Outstanding Characteristics: Tolerant to metsulfuron methyl seed treatment; good stay-green characteristic; the height, earliness and uniformity allows for mechanization; good seed in the off- season of northern guinea savanna and derived savanna ecologies under irrigation. Also photoperiod insensitive. (4-5t/ha)

Agroecological Zones: Sudan, Guinea Savanna Zones

Origin/Source: DuPont Crop Protection and Purdue University, USA

Developing Institute: DuPont Pioneer, Nigeria

Breeder(s)/Collaborators: O.A. Ibikunle, D.A. Aba, M. Tuinstra, M.Y. Yeye, S.E. Aladele, S.M. Bugaje, J.A.Y. Shebayan, A.M. Oparaeke, L.J. Bamaiyi, A.O. Oyedokun, J. Onyibe, A.B. Zarafi, P.S. Chindo, O. Olabanji, L.J. Bamaiyi, O. Olufajo, I.A. Mudashir, F. Oboite & S. Olatokun

Minimum Yield (t/ha): 4

Maximum Yield (t/ha): 5

Year of Release: 2013

Year of Registration: 2013