Behavior of yellow corn hybrids in town of La Molina, Perú
Yellow corn is the largest crop of world production. It is the main input in the production of food for poultry and source of permanent employment. Sixteen yellow corn hybrids were evaluated in 2010, with the objective of determining the most promising hybrids in terms of yield and other desirable characteristics. The highest grain yields were obtained with D-8008, BF-9417, BF-9719, BG-9619, E-8008, C-8008 and BE-9005 with 10.9, 10.8, 10.6, 10.5, 10.3, 9.8 and 9.5 t/ha, respectively. Plant height was lower for Star and M-8480 with 1.39 m and 1.32 m, respectively. Early hybrids were M-8480, Maximus, BG-9621 and BF-9302 with 97, 96, 95 and 94 days to male flowering. The hybrid with the greatest weight (36.5 g) of 100 grains was BG- 9621. The largest ear (16.7 cm) was obtained with BE- 9005. P30F35 had the largest ear diameter (5.09 cm). The largest number of ear rows (17.3) was present in BF- 9719. The largest number of kernels per row (31.8) was found in BG- 9619. One of the hybrids with more favorable characteristics was BF-9417:10.81 t/ha, 165.28 cm plant height, 104.25 days to male flowering, ear length was 14.18 cm, 16.75 ear rows and 29.58 kernels per row.