Improved Sorghum Cultivars for Tanzania

Cultivar Name

Year of release

Attributes

Recommended Agronomic Practices

Rainfall (mm)

Potential Grain Yields (t/ha)

Releasing Institution

NACO Mtama 1 2012 High yielding, bold and white grains, tan plants  and  no tannin, therefore suitable for food, feed and brewing;; early maturing with (110-115  days to maturity) Early planting (Depending on onset of seasonal rains); Spacing of 75cm x 30cm between and within raws (leaving 2 plants per hill); Weeding twice (depending on intensity of weeds); Timely control of pests (e.g. stalk borers, Striga); Microdose rate of 17-20 kgs N/ha 400-800 2.5 – 5.5 NACO SEEDS  Ltd. Arusha Tanzania
Sila 2008 Early maturing about 115-120 days to maturity , leaf blight resistance , white grains suitable for food and animal feed and a tan plant for forage and fodder Same as above 300-700 2.5-4.0 SEED CO Arusha
Wahi 2004   Early maturing – about 100 -110days to maturity , bold white grain, Resistant to striga Same as above 250 – 750 3.0 – 3.5 Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Ilonga – Department of Research and Development Tanzania
Hakika 2004   Early maturing – about 110-115 days to maturity , bold white grain   Resistant to striga Same as above 250 -800 2.5 – 3.5  Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Ilonga – Department of Research and Development Tanzania
Macia 1999 High yielding,  Dwarf  – semi dwarf, Creamy white grain, no tannin 115-120 days to maturity Same as above 250-750 3.0 – 5.0  Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Ilonga – Department of Research and Development Tanzania
Pato 1995 Creamy white seeded, 130 – 140 days to maturity; purple plant and speckled grains Same as above 400 – 800 3.0 – 5.0  Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Ilonga – Department of Research and Development Tanzania
Tegemeo 1988 High yielding, 135 – 140 days to maturity, pearly creamy white, medium size Same as above 450-800 2.5 – 4.0  Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Ilonga – Department of Research and Development Tanzania