Variety Effects

An adaptation technology that has received much attention for maize is improved varieties that can better tolerate drought and shorter rainy seasons. This section compares simulations of the effectiveness of an older variety, Katumani, with an improved hybrid, H614. Although H614 does not have the drought tolerant characteristics of some of the new varieties, it provides revealing results.


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