MAIZE

Corn/Maize – lat. Zea mays

Over a sixty-year period, maize breeding professionals have achieved extraordinary results in creation of Bc hybrids of maize. A large number of high-yield linear hybrids of maize has been registered and used in Croatian production and abroad.

The permanent objective of maize breeding is to create new superior hybrids for various purposes of use in diverse agricultural and environmental conditions of farming.

Maize breeding is a scientific research process taking place based on a large number of samples in climatologically different years. The main objective of the breeding professionals is to obtain self-fertilising lines and discover their best F1 hybrid combinations. Maize hybrids are required to provide high and stable yields and quality. Grain yield is the most significant property conditioned by a large number of genes, and it depends on the level of selection of other significant properties, such as stem strength, resistance against and tolerance for diseases and pests and stressful environment conditions. All our hybrids have been created through standard breeding methods without genetic manipulation.

Since recognition of the first Bc hybrid of maize (Bc 590, in 1961/62) over 300 hybrids have been recognised through scientific work of several generations of breeding professionals (FAO 100 – 800). All hybrids which are in production also are a part of European variety list, and most in other countries (Serbia, Turkey, Iran, Ukraine, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Albania).

Thanks to origin qualitative properties, method of perfection, treatment and seed packaging, Bc hybrids of maize have been awarded prestigious “Croatian Quality” sign by the Croatian Chamber of Economy. The quality sign represents a guarantee that the product possesses exceptional quality.

HYBRIDFAP GROUPTYPE AND CHARACTERISTICS
BC244
250Quality dent
• medium tall, thin, and strong stem
• narrow, curled, light green leaves
• highly developed root: lower resistance to drought and excellent resistance to lodging
• medium-sized ear, uniform, 12-14 rows, enveloped by loose husk
• very thin, red corncob
• medium-large, orange-red grain
BC282
280Quality dent
• short, strong stem
• excellent early growth
• red, quality grain
• suitable for dense stands and first sowing terms
• maize growers accept this hybrid as early “PAJDAŠ”
BC306
320Quality dent
• excellent early growth
• high-yielding with low water content
• tall, strong stem with upright leaves
• excellent-tipped, medium-sized ears
• very high-quality grain
• for more intensive agro-technical measures
BC344
300Quality dent
• excellent combination of all economic properties
• high and stable yield
• short and strong stem
• large, low growing ears
• large, reddish grain
• proven Bc quality of grain
Alibi
320Dent
• modern hybrid for high agricultural technology
• excellent early growth and rapid release of water from the grains
• medium tall and uniform stem
• well tip filling ears with 14-16 rows
• yellow, dent grain
• excellent response to stand increases
BC323
330Dent
• modern hybrid
• excellent yield potential
• excellent early growth
• excellent dry down
• excellent drought tolerance
• excellent response to stand increases
• for more intensive production


Kekec
330Semiflint
• high-yielding with excellent grain quality
• somewhat taller stem of excellent strength
• low growing, medium-sized ears
• excellent early growth, suitable for early sowing terms
• tolerates denser stands and intensive agro-technical measures
• rapid release of water from grains
BC408B


480Dent
• stable in production
• also excellent in more modest production conditions
• taller and strong stem
• large ear with loose husks
• easy harvesting
BC418B
460Quality dent
• for grain and silage
• improved grain quality
• exceptionally strong stem
• long green leaf
• excellent yield in dense stands too
• drought tolerant
BC424
460Quality dent
• hybrid of exceptional yielding potential
• somewhat taller, strong stem with upright leaf
• medium-sized, uniform and cylindrical, low growing ears
• large, orange-yellow grain in the form of a dent
• excellent drought tolerance
• excellent response to stand increases
BC462
420Semiflint
• unique quality of the grain, flour, and semolina
• performs well in droughts
• short stem
• increased beta-carotene and xanthophyll contents
• provides the highest semolina yield during milling
Jumbo 48
480Dent
• markedly long ears
• large, yellow grain
• easy harvesting
• excellent yield in sparser stands
• producers’ favorite
Pajdaš
490Quality dent
• high yield and grain quality
• excellent early growth
• short and strong stem
• long, green leaf
• large ear
• red, large grain
• European corn borer tolerant
Instruktor
490Quality dent
• For intensive crop production
• Good kernel quality
• high-yielding with excellent grain quality
• medium-high, strong stalk
• upright leaves with “stay green” effect
• big ears with a big kernel in quality dent type
• 14 – 16 kernel rows
BC572
500Quality dent
• excellent quality of grain
• rapid release of water from grains
• shorter, strong stem, long green leaf
• large ear of attractive appearance
• excellent yield in the group
• drought tolerant
BC525
510Dent
• high germination and energy germination of seeds
• short, uniform stem
• large ear with 16-18 rows
• dent large grain with a large proportion of virtuousness endosperm
• intended for the production of grain at different levels of agro-technical measures
• easy grain and ear harvesting
Klipan
550Quality dent
• record grain yield
• short and strong stem
• large, conical, well tipped-off ear
• large, yellow, dent-type grain
• rapidly releases water from grains
BC678
670Dent
• best for silage
• record and stable yield
• sound and strong stem
• large ear, 18-20 rows
• improved quality grain
• for production of grains, grain silage, and the entire plant
BC747

740• For silage and biogas production
• Big and massive stalk with long and wide leafs
• “stay green” effect
• Big ears with 20 – 22 kernel rows
• Cernel in a type of dent
• Slow moisture release from kernel
Superslatki
250Corn stick maize
• tasty and healthy food with increased sugar content
• ears are harvested 25-30 days after fertilization
• cooking in boiling water for 5-10 min
• to be sown in multiple rows for repeated harvests
• requires spatial or temporal isolation towards other maize
Osman
250Sweet maize
• originating from domestic Osmak type varieties (eight-row variety), early and uniform ripening for harvest
• long thin ear, 8-10 grain rows, semi flint type large grain, white corncob
• in the optimum stands, more than 95% of ears are of the 1st class
• in appearance and taste, it does not fall behind varieties on our market
• primarily used for roasting, and possibly for cooking
BC513pc
550Popcorn maize
• strong stem
• longer ear, 16-18 rows
• shiny, orange grain
• best popping with 14% of water
• grain yield of 8 t/ha
BC38W
380BC38W
• white version of BC462
• the stem is short, exceptionally strong
• the ear is white, medium big, excellently-tipped lip
• the grain is semi dent, white color
• for human consumption
• great flavor of flour products, with organoleptic characteristics