Oba Super-6 is a hybrid maize seed from Premier Seeds Company, a member of the Seed Association of Nigeria (SEEDAN).
Maize is one of the largest cereal crops in Nigeria cultivated on an area of over 1 million hectares.
Premier Seeds Hybrids have played a significant role in improving the productivity of Nigerian Corn farmers through their investment in research and development.
Premier Seeds offers an extensive portfolio of hybrids for selection to meet the local customer needs with a continued focus on helping farmers harvest more.
Oba Super-6: Product characteristics
Variety: Oba Super-6
High yielding hybrid suitable for rainfed conditions
Wider adaptability, tolerant to low moisture stress and respond to high inputs, good management, and planting density
Bold attractive grains, good colour, good kernel quality
Yield potential: 6-9 Tons / Hectare
Colour: Provitamin A (Yellow)
How to plant
It is packaged in 2kg. Plant 1 seed per hole at a spacing of 25cm within the ridge and 75cm between ridges.
Apply NPK 15:15:15 fertilizer at the rate of 8 bags per hectare at 2 weeks after planting by burying it 3cm deep and 5-7cm away from the plant.
Weed the farm at the early stage of weed emergency and ensure that the farm is always weed-free.
Apply urea at the rate of 3 bags per hectare at 4-6 weeks after planting.
Depending on management; yields of between 5-7 tons per hectare are obtainable.
HYBRID INFORMATION OBA SUPER 6
Hybrid Type Single Cross
Kernel Colour Yellow
Kernel Type Flint
Days to mid-silking 60
Maturity date 100 – 105
Adaptation Southern, northern & Sudan
Plant Height (cm) 180 – 195
Ear Height (cm) 85 – 95
Pest / Disease Tolerance Tolerant to the major diseases of maize, e.g., maize streak virus, downy mildew, rust, leaf blight and curvularia leaf spot. Biofortified with Pro-Vitamin A.
Potential Yield (tons / hectare) 7 – 8
Outstanding Characteristics More adapted to southern Guinea savanna, northern Guinea savanna and Sudan savanna ecologies; high yield; drought tolerant; low soil nitrogen-efficient;
excellent plant and ear aspect.
Nutrient Content 9.06 % MC Flour; 1.44 % Ash; 5.68 % Fat; 2.96 % Sugar; 72.88
% Starch; 23.27 % Amylose;
9.54 % Protein
Seed rate: 15-20 kg per hectare