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Crop
Minimum Altitude
Maximum Altitude
Year of release
From
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Type of Seed
HYBRID
OPV
TRUE BREEDING
VEG PROP
Which maturity of the crop are you interested in?
EXTRA EARLY MATURING
EARLY MATURING
MEDIUM MATURING
LATE MATURING
Which special characteristics of the crop are you interested in?
DROUGHT TOLERANT
DISEASE TOLERANT/RESISTANT
STORAGE AND FIELD PEST RESISTANT
CONSUMER PREFERENCES
Type of License
EXCLUSIVE
NON-EXCLUSIVE
OPEN
PROPRIETARY
Commercialization Level
EMERGING
FULL
LIMITED
PAST
ZERO
Commercial Potential
HIGH
LOW
MEDIUM
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Seasons/Rains
SHORT
LONG
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Minimal Optimal Production Altitude

This is the lowest altitude at which the variety should be planted to obtain good performance. It is listed as meters above sea level (masl). Note that generally the following labels apply:

Coastal or Dryland - Less than 900 meters above sea level (masl)
Dryland to Mid Altitude Transitional - 900 to 1200 meters above sea level (masl)
Mid-altitude - 1200 to 1600 meters above sea level (masl)
Mid Altitude to Highland Transitional - 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level (masl)
Highland - Greater than 1800 meters above sea level (masl)
Maximum Optimal Production Altitude

Maximum Optimal Production Altitude – This is the highest altitude at which the variety should be planted to obtain good performance. It is listed as meters above sea level (masl). Note that generally the following labels apply:

Coastal or Dryland - Less than 900 meters above sea level (masl)
Dryland to Mid Altitude Transitional - 900 to 1200 meters above sea level (masl)
Mid-altitude - 1200 to 1600 meters above sea level (masl)
Mid Altitude to Highland Transitional - 1600 to 1800 meters above sea level (masl)
Highland - Greater than 1800 meters above sea level (masl)
Type of Seed

OPV – (Open Pollinated Variety) Variety that replicates via natural pollination (note that this can be either its own pollen or pollen from another variety of the same crop)

Hybrid – Seed that is created via hybridization (controlled cross-pollination), from two or more unrelated parental lines.

Veg Prop – (Vegetatively Propagated) Variety that is propagated from roots, tubers or cuttings

True Breeding – Variety that propagates through self-pollination

MATURITY AGE OF CROPS
CASSAVA
• extra early maturing - 6-8 months
• early maturing - 8-10 months
• medium maturing - 10-14 months
• late maturing - 15-18 months
CHICKPEA
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• medium maturing - 3-4 months
CLIMBING BEANS
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• medium maturing - 3-4 months
COMMON BEANS
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• medium maturing - 3-4 months
COWPEA
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• medium maturing - 3-4 months
DOLICHOS BEANS
• medium maturing - 3-4 months
FINGER MILLET
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-6 months
• late maturing - 6-7 months
IRISH POTATO
• extra early maturing - 2-3 months
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-5 months
MAIZE
• extra early maturing - 2-3 months
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-5 months
• Late maturing - 6 months and above
MUNG BEANS / GREENGRAMS
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• Medium maturing - 3-4 months
PEARL MILLET
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-6 months
• late maturing - 6-7 months
PIGEON PEA
• extra early maturing - 2-3 months
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-6 months
• late maturing - 6-8 months
RICE
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• medium maturing - 3-4 months
• late maturing - 4-5 months
SORGHUM
• early maturing - 2-3 months
• medium maturing - 4-5 months
• late maturing - 6-8 months
SOYA BEANS
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-6 months
SWEET POTATO
• early maturing - 3-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-5 months
• late maturing - 5-7 months
WHEAT
• early maturing - 2-4 months
• medium maturing - 4-5 months
SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES & CHARACTERISTICS

DROUGHT TOLERANT – The variety will perform better under drought conditions than non-drought tolerant varieties, and may perform similarly under non-drought conditions to other varieties suited to the agroecology. This label does not, however, mean that the variety will perform under extreme drought conditions.

DISEASE TOLERANT / RESISTANT – Disease tolerant means that the variety may catch the target disease but can tolerate its presence and will still produce yield. Disease resistant means the variety will not get the target disease beyond minor or non-harmful levels, or late in the season when the potential for yield loss is low.

STORAGE AND FIELD PEST RESISTANT – The variety exhibits a higher than normal level of resistance to storage and field pests. Complete resistance is rare, however.

CONSUMER PREFERENCES – The variety has been bred to ensure that certain consumer preferences are present. They may include poundability, shorter cooking time, taste, aroma, or other attributes.

Type of License

Proprietary – Company that did the breeding work holds the variety for their own use and does not license it to others

Exclusive – License has been and will continue to be given to only one licensee by the breeding institution.

None Exclusive – License has been, or can be, given by the breeding institution to more than one licensee but not necessarily to everyone who applies.

Open – Variety is available to any potential licensee

Commercialization Level

Full – Variety is fully available to farmers

Limited – Variety is available to only some farmers, most likely in specific geographies

Emerging – Variety is just beginning to be offered to farmers.

Zero – Variety has not been commercialized yet

Past – Variety was offered to farmers in the past, but has been pulled from the market

N/K – Not known

Commercial Potential

High – Farmer benefits are strong, and over 2,000 metric tonnes of the variety could potentially be sold

Medium – Farmer benefits are moderately good, or limited to specific geographies, and over 500 metric tonnes of the variety could potentially be sold

Low – farmer benefits are not strong, or variety is eclipsed by newer varieties

N/K – Not known

Seasons/Rains

Short – Variety is good for short rains season (commencing approximately in November)

Long – Variety is good for the long rains season (commencing approximately in March)

Both – Variety is good for both short and long rains seasons