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:
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:
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
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.
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
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
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
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